The Convalescent
  • TitleThe Convalescent
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 154 x 115 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 172,5 x 133,5 x 10 cm
  • DatingSigned 1884
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Jenny Nyström, Swedish, born 1854-06-13, dead 1946-01-17
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Geographical originParis, France
  • Inventory No.NM 7303
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2015 Hedda and N.D. Qvist Fund
  • Collection Kvinnliga konstnärerالنساء الفنانات
  • Description
    Images and media

    The convalescent was a recurring motif in the late 1800s. Diseases were not uncommon and most people experienced close up the phases of, for example, tuberculosis. Jenny Nyström’s painting shows that she followed fashion and her intention was to show it at the Salon in Paris, but it did not pass the jury’s scrutiny.