Alexander Roslin at Nationalmuseum – Stockholm

Nationalmuseum – Stockholm

Alexander Roslin

through 13 January 2008

Alexander Roslin is the portrait painter with an incredible ability to realistically express such things as velvet, silk or a woman’s powdered complexion. He enjoyed a splendid career during the 1700s in Paris, St. Petersburg, Bayreuth and Stockholm. After just one year in Paris, Roslin was admitted to the art academy, which was very unusual for a foreign artist. He was one of the most highly praised portrait painters of that time, and many went to Paris specifically to be painted by Roslin (“le Suédois”). In this exhibition we meet royalty, aristocrats, friends and fellow artists who have been immortalized by Roslin. He also painted a portrait of his wife, Marie-Suzanne Giroust, who captures the observer with her gaze in the museum’s well-known painting, The Lady With the Veil. The exhibition will be shown first at Nationalmuseum and then later at Versailles outside of Paris.


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~ by Stampfli & Turci on November 12, 2007.

2 Responses to “Alexander Roslin at Nationalmuseum – Stockholm”

  1. Wouldn’t it be a good place for this exhibition or a part of it, after Versailles, the above mentioned former residental town of Bayreuth in Bavaria, Roslin’s first station abroad on his way to a splendid career in other European capitals?

    Klaus-Ingo Arnstadt

  2. The exhibition will be shown at the Château of Versaille from February 19 to May 19, 2008 (nearly 70 paintings).
    We have no information about the exhibition mouving somewhere else after that.
    It’s true that Roslin began his “international” career in Bayreuth. At the age of twenty-seven, he was named court painter and head of the academy of art in Bayreuth. But he stayed there for two year only.

    At the “Neues Schloss” in Bayreuth two portaits by Roslin are to be seen.

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