Lars Grandel (1750–1836), Medal Engraver
  • Lars Grandel (1750–1836), Medal Engraver

    TitleLars Grandel (1750–1836), Medal Engraver
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 64 x 52,5 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 79 x 70 x 10 cm
  • Dating1782
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, Swedish, born 1751-02-18, dead 1811-05-10
  • Depicted PersonLars Grandel, Swedish, dead 1836-05-31
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 5297
  • AcquisitionGift Sten and Britta Westerberg by Nationalmusei Vänner
  • Description
    Images and media

    Wertmüller painted his artist friend Grandel after returning from his studies in Rome. No one needs to wonder about the sitter’s profession, as he is holding a large medal. The adventurous Grandel intended to continue his education in Rome, but his radical opinions led to him spending a year imprisoned in Castel Sant’Angelo. Wertmüller’s portrait is influenced by Neoclassicism’s strict emphasis on form rather than colour.