• TitleSelf-Portrait
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 39,5 x 32,5 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 51,5 x 41,5 x 6,5 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Sophie Adlersparre, Swedish, born 1808, dead 1862
  • Depicted PersonSophie Adlersparre, Swedish, born 1808, dead 1862
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 4964
  • Description
    Images and media

    Sophie Adlersparre was admittedly a member of the nobility and a county governor’s daughter, but any woman wanting to become an artist in Sweden in the first half of the 19th century faced significant limitations. Adlersparre first became a private pupil of Johan Gustaf Sandberg and Olof Johan Södermark. She later studied at Léon Cogniet’s studio for women in Paris. This is a variant of her self-portrait at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.