Allegory of Peace, study for an overdoor
  • Allegory of Peace, study for an overdoor

    TitleAllegory of Peace, study for an overdoor
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 30,5 x 39 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 40 x 48 x 6 cm
  • DatingMade ca 1790
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Louis Masreliez, Swedish, born 1748, dead 1810
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 2073
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1917
  • Description
    Images and media

    Louis Masreliez was the son of the French sculptor Adrien Masreliez, who worked at the Royal Palace. Louis first studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, which was located in a wing of the Palace, and then in Italy for several years. After he returned to Sweden in 1783, he received several important interior design commissions. In his designs for Gustav III’s apartments, he used Classical symbolism to draw parallels between the Russo-Swedish War (1788–1790) and Karl XII’s victory over the Russians at Narva in 1700