Gustaf III (1746-1792) King of Sweden

Alexander, (after) Roslin

Oil on canvas

c.1775
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Sweden
    City: Stockholm
    Place: British Embassy

    King Gustaf III of Sweden was painted by Alexander Roslin in 1775 and again in 1777.

    King of Sweden from 1771, Gustaf III was the son and successor of King Adolf Frederik, and Louisa Ulrika, sister of King Frederick II, the Great of Prussia.

  • About the artist
    Alexander Roslin was born at Malmoe, Sweden. He worked in Paris as a portrait painter, where, in 1752, he met British architect William Chambers and, in 1753, became a member of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. In 1766, he helped the Swedish painter and engraver Elias Martin (1739-1818) to enrol at the Académie. Roslin married a French artist, Marie Suzanne Giroust, whose success as in pastel work was such that she was elected an Associate of the Académie. After her death in Paris in 1772, Roslin returned for a time to Sweden and subsequently painted in Russia. The National Gallery in Stockholm has a number of portraits of Gustaf III and his family by Roslin.
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  • Details
    Title
    Gustaf III (1746-1792) King of Sweden
    Date
    c.1775
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 74.00 cm, width: 59.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Harald Stjarnsward, September 1948
    Provenance
    Presented by Harald Stjarnsward, September 1948
    GAC number
    647