Nils Forsberg, Portrait Study Of A Girl

Nils Forsberg, Portrait Study Of A Girl

This enigmatic portrait study by Swedish artist Nils Forsberg (1842-1934) depicts a red-headed girl with a choker. With her face in repose, she gazes into the yonder. Do you see sadness in her eyes? Or is she holding back a smile?

Forsberg was highly regarded during his lifetime and won a gold medal at the Paris Salon for ‘The Death of a Hero’. The Nationalmuseum in Stockholm holds many of his works.

The painting is signed in the lower left, dated lower right and framed.

Learn more about Nils Forsberg in our directory.

Medium: Oil on wood
Overall size: 13½” x 16½” / 34cm x 42cm
Year of creation: 1909
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £22,000 achieved for an oil painting in 1995.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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