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Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895), author, married to Susen Emilia Hasselblad
  • Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895), author, married to Susen Emilia Hasselblad

    TitleViktor Rydberg (1828-1895), author, married to Susen Emilia Hasselblad
  • Technique/ MaterialMarble
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h) 65 cm
    (h x b x dj) 62,5 x 44 x 32,5 cm
  • DatingDesigned 1880
    Made 1896
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Christian Eriksson, Swedish, born 1858, dead 1935
    After: Per Hasselberg, Swedish, born 1849, dead 1894
  • Depicted PersonViktor Rydberg, Swedish, born 1828, dead 1895
  • CategorySculpture
  • ClassificationSkulptur
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 3181
  • AcquisitionGift 1896 book publisher Albert Bonnier




    1967 transferred to NMGrh 3181 from NMSk 877 (gift
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1280 The Sculpture Courtyard
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Viktor Rydberg came from a poor background, but succeeded in getting an education and made a career as a journalist. From the 1850s and until his death he was one of Sweden’s leading writers. Singoalla (1857) is a historical novel about forbidden love. Rydberg also wrote the poem Robin Goodfellow (1881), which begins with the line “Midwinter’s nightly frost is hard, brightly the stars are beaming”.