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Rivergod and Spring Nymph
  • TitleRivergod and Spring Nymph
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 47 x 42 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 65 x 60 x 10 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Charles-Joseph Natoire, French, born 1700, dead 1777
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 859
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1865 Kongl. Museum
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Natoire effortlessly transformed mythological themes into elegant scenes. River gods and water nymphs (naiads) were popular motifs. Carl Gustaf Tessin acquired this piece at the Paris Salon in 1740. Tessin’s art collection is an important part of the Nationalmuseum collections. Due to economic problems, Tessin had to sell it to Fredrik I in 1749. After the death of Gustav III, the state took over the ownership of the royal art collections.