A Toast in the Idun Society
  • A Toast in the Idun Society

    TitleA Toast in the Idun Society
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 89 x 81 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 120 x 110 x 5 cm
  • DatingSigned 1892
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Anders Zorn, Swedish, born 1860-02-18, dead 1920-08-22
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 3354
  • AcquisitionGift 1970 Nationalmusei Vänner
  • Description
    Images and media

    The artist has succeeded in capturing Harald Wieselgren, an influential intellectual, as the lively and learned speaker he was known as. The surrounding environment is characterized by a masculine and closed bourgeois atmosphere. Wieselgren was a writer, a librarian at the Royal Library, and for several decades a driving force of the Idun society. This cultural association for men still exists today, as well as Nya Idun, its equivalent for women.