David Sprengel (1880–1941), Writer and Critic, 1918
  • David Sprengel (1880–1941), Writer and Critic, 1918

    TitleDavid Sprengel (1880–1941), Writer and Critic, 1918
  • Technique/ MaterialAkvarell
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 49,5 x 36,5 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 67 x 52 cm
  • DatingExecuted 1918
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Nils von Dardel, Swedish, born 1888-10-25, dead 1943-05-25
  • Depicted PersonDavid Sprengel, Swedish, born 1880, dead 1941
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 4037
  • AcquisitionInköp 1990
  • Description
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    The critic, translator and writer David Sprengel was famous for his satirical malice. Over time, he made many enemies in the arts. Nils Dardel was one of the people Sprengel had clashed with, and his watercolour portrait from 1918 therefore has to be regarded as a pure caricature of the elegant, slender-limbed writer. In 1921, Sprengel married the author Agnes von Krusenstjerna, whom he supported with great dedication for many years.