Portrait Of Carl Gustaf Dahlgren

Portrait Of Carl Gustaf Dahlgren

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.

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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