Fredrika Bremer (1801-1865), author, philanthropist
  • Fredrika Bremer (1801-1865), author, philanthropist

    TitleFredrika Bremer (1801-1865), author, philanthropist
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on wood
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 23 x 19 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 36 x 31 x 6 cm
  • DatingExecuted 1843
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Johan Gustaf Sandberg, Swedish, born 1782-05-13, dead 1854-06-26
  • Depicted PersonFredrika Bremer, Swedish, born 1801, dead 1865
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 1985
  • AcquisitionDonated according to the will of 1872 by Karl XV, No. 222; 1924 Gripsholm
  • Description
    Images and media

    Sandberg became a prolific portraitist. Lithographs of some of his portraits were published in a volume titled “Gallery of Outstanding Swedish Scholars, Writers and Artists from the Time of Gustav I to the Present” (1835–42). This image of the writer Fredrika Bremer, a pioneer of the Swedish women’s movement, is typical of Sandberg’s portraiture from the period. She appears against a monochrome background, with the focus on her face and individual details of her dress.