The Water Sprite
  • TitleThe Water Sprite
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 144 x 114 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 163 x 133 x 10 cm
    Weight: (massa) 36,7 kg
  • DatingMade 1882
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Ernst Josephson, Swedish, born 1851-04-16, dead 1906
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 1905
  • AcquisitionPurchased 1915 with contribution from Nationalmusei Vänner
  • Description
    Images and media

    The Water Sprite is playing intensely on his fiddle seeking to tempt us down into the rushing water. Ernst Josephson seems to have identified himself with the water sprite which can be regarded as a personification of the romantic role of the artist in which the artistic genius creates by himself without recourse to the community. Josephson created several versions of this subject over a number of years.