Carolina Mandorff
  • TitleCarolina Mandorff
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 63 x 49 cm
  • DatingMade c. 1806
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Per Krafft d.y., Swedish, born 1777-01-11, dead 1863-12-11
  • Depicted PersonCarolina Mandorff, Swedish, born 1799, dead 1874, dead 1874, dead 1874
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 7042
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2006 Hedda and N.D. Qvist Fund
  • Description
    Images and media

    Carolina Mandorff regards the viewer with a curious and mischievous look. She holds a toy, called bilboquet. The loosely draped empire style dress gives her greater freedom of movement while playing, compared with previous generations. This is one of Per Krafft the younger’s few portraits of children. The painting is clearly influenced by the contemporary art seen in Paris, from where he returned to Sweden in 1805.