Unknown Woman, 1859
  • TitleUnknown Woman, 1859
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 77 x 65 cm
    Frame: (h x b) 95 x 84 cm
  • DatingMade 1859
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Amalia Lindegren, Swedish, born 1814-05-23, dead 1891-12-27
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 4967
  • AcquisitionInköp 2014 med gåvomedel från Gripsholmsföreningen av år 1937 samt Ingrid Wallstens gåvomedel
  • Description
    Images and media

    Undoubtedly one of the most successful Swedish artists of the 19th century, Amalia Lindegren is best known as a genre painter, but was also a skilled portraitist. She combined an accomplished technique with compositions that were at once simple and monumental. This is clearly in evidence in her portrait of an unknown woman, where the focus is on a cameo reproducing the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s relief of Cupid leading a lion.