Nymph and Fauns
  • TitleNymph and Fauns
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 269 x 130 cm
    Trpram: (h x b x dj) 281 x 141 x 6 cm
  • DatingSigned 1875
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Julius Kronberg, Swedish, born 1850-12-11, dead 1921-10-17
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 1316
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1876
  • Description
    Images and media

    This nymph drew a lot of attention when it was exhibited at Nationalmuseum in 1876. The subject shows how 19th-century viewers were imbued with the tradition of ‘the male gaze’. The fauns look upon the naked female figure as a quarry, from the voyeur’s perspective. By her side is another quarry, a dead game bird. August Strindberg, who loved the painting, wrote in a contemporary review: ‘Fall to your feet and adore the triumpher of painting’.