Self-Portrait, 1833
  • TitleSelf-Portrait, 1833
  • Technique/ MaterialOlja på duk
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 49 x 39 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 64 x 53,5 x 6,5 cm
  • DatingExecuted 1833
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Carl Gustav Plagemann, Swedish, born 1805, dead 1868
  • Depicted PersonCarl Gustav Plagemann, Swedish, born 1805, dead 1868
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 2576
  • AcquisitionInköp 1956 från byråsekreterare Fredrik Engelke
  • Description
    Images and media

    Carl Gustaf Plagemann’s career took him from his home in Södertälje via Copenhagen to Florence in the 1830s. A couple of years later he reached Rome on foot. The same year, the artist painted this self-portrait, dressed as a knight and with a red cloth around his head. When the political temperature rose in 1849, Plagemann left his studio and enlisted on Garibaldi’s side in the struggle for Rome against the French.