Romantic Landscape with Spruce
  • Romantic Landscape with Spruce

    TitleRomantic Landscape with Spruce
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 115 x 89 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 131 x 106 x 9 cm
  • DatingMade 1768 - 1780
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Elias Martin, Swedish, born 1739, dead 1818-01-25
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 4629
  • AcquisitionGift of the Friends of Nationalmuseum 1950, with a contribution from Mr Bengt Bernström
  • Description
    Images and media

    Over a deep valley hemmed in by steep cliffs, sunlight breaks dramatically through the heavy clouds. Centre stage is a spruce, whose leaning stem shoots up like an arrow, enlivening the composition. Elias Martin spent many years in England, where he was influenced by the emerging genre of Romantic landscape painting, with its appreciation of wild nature. It was an influence that continued to partly shape his landscapes after his return to Sweden.