Our Country. Motif from Dalsland
  • Our Country. Motif from Dalsland

    TitleOur Country. Motif from Dalsland
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 126 x 248 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 151 x 271 x 10 cm
  • DatingSign. 1902
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Otto Hesselbom, Swedish, born 1848, dead 1913
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 1704
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1910
  • Description
    Images and media

    This vast view is one of the most emblematic artworks of national romanticism from around 1900. The twilight, the decorative lines and its monumental character are all typical qualities of the era’s landscape painting. Otto Hesselbom produced numerous paintings with similar subjects from Dalsland. The painting’s title – “Our Country” – hints at the subject’s identity-creating function.