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Michael Dahl t.E. (c. 1659-1743), artist, portrait painter, married to 1. Anna Margareta von der Horst, 2. Unknown, English
  • Michael Dahl t.E. (c. 1659-1743), artist, portrait painter, married to 1. Anna Margareta von der Horst, 2. Unknown, English

    TitleMichael Dahl t.E. (c. 1659-1743), artist, portrait painter, married to 1. Anna Margareta von der Horst, 2. Unknown, English
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 60 x 48 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 80 x 69 x 7,5 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Michael Dahl d.ä., Swedish, born probably 1659, dead 1743-10-20
  • Depicted PersonMichael Dahl d.ä., Swedish, born probably 1659, dead 1743-10-20
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 2254
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1950 from Miss Majken Månsson, Malmö
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1603 18th century
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Dahl was an early example of a Swedish artist who was active abroad. He trained on the continent before settling in London, where he achieved acclaim as a portraitist. Dahl was extremely market-focused and had his own showroom for clients. In this self-portrait he is wearing a hooded cloak and a red cap. The latter concealed his close-cropped hair when he was not wearing a wig, but was also the distinguishing mark of an intellectual.