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Allegory with self-portrait and profile portrait of Ulrika Eleonora the Elder
  • Allegory with self-portrait and profile portrait of Ulrika Eleonora the Elder

    TitleAllegory with self-portrait and profile portrait of Ulrika Eleonora the Elder
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas, mounted on panel covered with a secondary canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 101 x 120 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 118 x 137,5 x 7 cm
  • DatingMade 1689
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Amalia von Königsmarck, Swedish, born 1663, dead 1740. Attributed to
  • Depicted PersonAmalia von Königsmarck, Swedish, born 1663, dead 1740
    queen Ulrika Eleonora d.ä., Swedish, born 165
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 7060
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2009 Hedda and N.D. Qvist Fund
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1662 17th century
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Amalia von Königsmarck holds her paintbrushes, and a portrait of Queen Ulrika Eleonora the Elder. Königsmarck was the first Swedish woman to produce a portrait of herself as an artist. Here she also demonstrates her ability to paint an allegory. Creating images with symbolic meaning was considered the foremost task of an artist. To the left is Fama, the goddess of rumour, ready to trumpet the glory of the queen and the artist.