Orange Tree in a Plant Pot
  • TitleOrange Tree in a Plant Pot
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 140 x 91 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 160 x 130 x 6 cm
  • DatingMade 1733
  • Artist/Maker Artist: David von Cöln, Swedish, born 1689, dead 1763
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 503
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1853 Ulriksdal palace
  • Description
    Images and media

    Writing on the plinth under the plant pot reveals that the fruit on the five orange trees ripened on 4 December 1733 in the orangery at Ulriksdal, and that the largest fruit weighed 40 lod (about 520 g) each. To emphasise this miracle, the artist David von Cöln has added a contrasting background depicting a desolate Nordic landscape with conifers.