Johan Tobias Sergel (1740-1814)
  • Johan Tobias Sergel (1740-1814)

    TitleJohan Tobias Sergel (1740-1814)
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 71 x 56,5 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 87,3 x 74,5 x 6,5 cm
  • DatingMade 1794
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Jens Juel, Danish, born 1745-05-12, dead 1802-12-27
  • Depicted PersonJohan Tobias Sergel, Swedish, born 1740-08-28, dead 1814-02-26
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 7293
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2015 Hedda and N.D. Qvists Fund
  • Description
    Images and media

    In 1794, Sergel was elected to the Danish Academy of Fine Arts as a foreign member. During a visit to Copenhagen that year, Juel painted this portrait and a replica, both which now belong to Nationalmuseum. Sergel was affected by deep depression during this period, but there are no traces of this in the portrait. Nor is there anything to indicate that the model was one of the leading artists of his time.