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View of Paris from the Embankment beneath the Pont Neuf
  • View of Paris from the Embankment beneath the Pont Neuf

    TitleView of Paris from the Embankment beneath the Pont Neuf
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 48,5 x 65 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 62 x 78 x 6 cm
  • DatingMade 1766 - 1768
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Elias Martin, Swedish, born 1739, dead 1818-01-25
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 4793
  • AcquisitionBequest 1872 Karl XV
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    After a period as fortification draughtsman at Sveaborg, where his superiors included Field Marshal Augustin Ehrensvärd, Elias Martin headed to Paris. On Alexander Roslin’s recommendation he was accepted into the French Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1766. He studied under Joseph Vernet and painted dramatic landscapes, known as vedute, in his spirit. They often featured a low horizon and dramatic shifts of light and colour, as in this work.