Portrait Of Carl Gustaf Dahlgren

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A fine early 19th-century portrait of Carl Gustaf Dahlgren of Ljungby, Sweden (b. 1794). He’s wearing a fancy white cravat under a dark coat according to the fashion of the 1820s. He’s clearly a man of means.

The portrait is housed within an appropriate frame from the late-19th-century.

Oil on canvas
Size including frame
13” x 15” / 33cm x 38cm
Year of creation
c. 1820
Craquelure throughout but the paint layer is stable. The canvas has been relined and is a little undulant. Frame with some signs of historic worm.