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Carl Hårleman (1700-1753), baron, director, architect, married to Henrica Juliana von Liewen
  • Carl Hårleman (1700-1753), baron, director, architect, married to Henrica Juliana von Liewen

    TitleCarl Hårleman (1700-1753), baron, director, architect, married to Henrica Juliana von Liewen
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 82 x 66 cm
  • DatingMade 1730 - 1731
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Martin van Meytens d.y., Swedish, born 1695-06-24, dead 1770-03-23
  • Depicted PersonCarl Hårleman, Swedish, born 1700-08-27, dead 1753-02-09
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 1057
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1866 from Gripsholms castle
  • Description
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    The imperial court painter Martin van Meytens painted this portrait of Carl Hårleman while visiting Stockholm in 1730-1731. The latter had recently returned from studies in Rome. He holds a portfolio of drawings in one hand, and in the background we see Trajan’s Column and the Pyramid of Cestius. After the death of Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, Hårleman became the main architect in charge of works at the Royal Palace.