View of Stockholm from Kvarnholmen
  • View of Stockholm from Kvarnholmen

    TitleView of Stockholm from Kvarnholmen
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 104 x 150 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 181 x 137 x 10 cm
  • DatingMade ca 1851
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Carl Stefan Bennet, Swedish, born 1800-05-26, dead 1878-03-27
  • Inventory No.NM 7546
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2020 Hedda and N.D. Qvist Fund
  • Description
    Images and media

    A woman reads to another woman on the rocks at Kvarnholmen, on the approach to Stockholm. The city behind them is bathed in a warm evening light. Perhaps they are reading something by Goethe, Rousseau, or another author who depicted nature and linked elements of the landscape to human emotions. Bennet’s painting depicts contemporary life in about 1860, but its tangible atmosphere is also a fine illustration of these links.