Gustav I, 1497-1560, konung av Sverige
  • Gustav I, 1497-1560, konung av Sverige

    TitleGustav I, 1497-1560, konung av Sverige
  • Technique/ MaterialOlja på duk
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 92 x 47 cm
    Frame: (h x b) 110 x 67 cm
  • DatingExecuted 1557 or 1558
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Anonymous
  • Depicted PersonKing Gustav I, Swedish, born probably 1496-05-12, dead 1560-10-29
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 467
  • AcquisitionÖvertagande 1866 från Gripsholms slott
  • Description
    Images and media

    This small full-length portrait is related to Willem Boy’s well known oak relief of Gustav Vasa, but in what way? Some scholars believe that the relief was based on the painting, others that it was the other way round. Details such as the design of the rapier hilt (not common until around 1600), the anachronistic footwear and the naive rendering of the face support the view that the painting should be dated several decades after the king’s death.