Solar Eclipse
  • TitleSolar Eclipse
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 35,5 x 46 cm
    Frame: (h x b) 55,5 x 65,5 cm
  • DatingSigned 1851
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Bengt Nordenberg, Swedish, born 1822, dead 1902
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 7062
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2010 funded by Axel Hirschs Fund
  • Collection Ljus och mörker الضوء والظلام
  • Description
    Images and media

    In many ways, Bengt Nordenberg’s painting lives up to the expectations on Romantic artists, with Caspar David Friedrich as the typical example – with the averted figures and the spectacular lighting. However, while Friedrich set his scenes in anonymous places in a timeless ideal world, Nordenberg’s painting relates to a specific event. On 28 July, 1851, a solar eclipse took place that could be seen throughout most of northern Europe.