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Tithe Collection in Skåne
  • TitleTithe Collection in Skåne
  • Technique/ MaterialOlja på duk
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 91 x 123 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 127 x 162 x 13 cm
  • DatingSign. 1865
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Bengt Nordenberg, Swedish, born 1822, dead 1902
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 999
  • AcquisitionInköp 1866
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    The painting of this tithes meeting in southern Sweden was admired by Nordenberg’s contemporaries as a picture from a distant prosperous past. Tithes were taxes paid to the church, amounting to one-tenth of the harvest. He belonged to the Düsseldorf school of painting, which was characterised by dramatic images of nature and romanticised history painting. But Nordenberg also made many study tours in Sweden, collecting material to ensure a correct depiction of the peasantry.