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Torsten Rudenschöld, pedagogue
  • Torsten Rudenschöld, pedagogue

    TitleTorsten Rudenschöld, pedagogue
  • Technique/ MaterialMarble
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h) 67 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Carl Gustaf Qvarnström, Swedish, born 1810, dead 1867
  • CategorySculpture
  • Inventory No.NMSk 892
  • AcquisitionGift 1899 estate of director Hjalmar Petré
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1280 The Sculpture Courtyard
  • Description
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    Torsten Rudenschöld was a school politician. In 1842 the law of compulsory schooling was passed. Rudenschöld worked with establishing and developing elementary schools around the country. He grew up in a wealthy mansion, but later learned how people were forced to fight for their living. Rudenschöld was fired when he improved the workers’ conditions. Instead, he got involved in the creation of the Swedish elementary school, which he viewed as a way of achieving social change.