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Alexander Roslin, The Lady with a Fan (The Artist’s Wife), 1768, oil on canvas, 65 x 54 cm, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Source

Here is Marie-Suzanne Giroust looking super coy and sexy in a portrait painted by her Swedish husband. Madame Roslin was also an artist in her own right, working mainly with oils and pastels.


Nils Forsberg - Death of a Hero [1888] by Gandalf
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Nils Forsberg (Riseberga, December 17, 1842 - Helsingborg, November 8, 1934) was a Swedish artist. Nils Forsberg was born in a poor home outside the village of Riseberga, as the son of a crofter Ola Forsberg and Kristina Persdotter. He began at an early age to work as a shepherd boy with the farmers in the neighbourhood. When his parents decided that he would be apprenticed to a shoemaker, he escaped from home and went to Helsingborg where he ended up as an apprentice to a painter.

[Nationalmuseum, Stockholm - Oil on canvas]

Johan Gustaf Sandberg (Swedish, 1782–1854) Fem konstnärer (Raffaell, Rembrandt, Nicolas Poussin, Albrecht Dürer and Peter Paul Rubens). Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

Home at Charlottenborg
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (Danish; 1783–1853)
ca. 1824
Pencil, wash on paper
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden


Anders Zorn - Girl Knitting [1901] by Gandalf
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[Nationalmuseum, Stockholm - Oil on canvas, 57 x 72 cm]


Lambert Jacobsz - The Disobedient Prophet [1628-36] by Gandalf
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Lambert Jacobsz (Amsterdam, 1598 - June 27, 1636) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and preacher.

[Nationalmuseum, Stockholm - Oil on canvas, 107 x 136 cm]

64 days in heaven and hell (131)
Day 44, December 5
A couple of days earlier the weather had improved. It had given Gauguin an opportunity to escape from the Yellow House and find some peace and quiet outside. He made sketches, that he used for paintings that he finished in the studio. 

Paul Gauguin, Paysage près d’Arles (Landscape at Arles), December 1888. Oil on canvas, 72,5 x 92 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

Woman reading in bedroom (2012). Johan Patricny (Swedish, born 1976). Oil on canvas.

Patricny enrolled in the Oslo National Academy of Arts, Norway, in 1998. At the time this Academy had started a new class in classical painting. The studies lasted four years. The studies included copying at the Louvre in Paris and at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.


Francisco de Zurbarán

The Holy Face · The Veil of Saint Veronica

1. Valladolid, Museo Nacional de Escultura (1658)

2. Bilbao, Museo de Bellas Artes (ca. 1660)

3. Stockholm, Nationalmuseum (ca. 1635-40)

4. Seville, Iglesia de San Pedro (1631)