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Object ID 1932.029.002
Object Name Portrait
Title King Gustavus Adolphus II of Sweden
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Col. George A. Elliott
Date 1932
Artist Matthaus Merian the Elder (original artist)
Made Victor Lagerstrom
Description Portrait of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden: Three-quarters view of a large standing man who is facing slightly left with his right hand on a cane and his left on his hip The subject has a brown beard and mustache and blue eyes and is dressed in red and yellow robes of state with a large brimmed red hat and sword. He is shown against an architectural backdrop. The text on the back of the canvas: "Gustaf Adolphus II / King of Sweden / after original by M Meriam / (in ____ Museum) / Copied by Victor Lagerstrom, 1932"; "Gustav II Adolf / Konvg au Sverige / efter Orig. Au / M. Meriam / Tillh Skoklosters Saml) / Cop au Victor Lagerstrom 1932." " Frame is signed by Francis Coll.
Dimensions W-38.5 L-48 D-1.5 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Provenance DHS commission from Victor Lagerstrom after an original by Matthaus Merian the Elder (1593-1650). DHS commissioned this painting in connection with the 300th Anniversary of the landing of the Swedes in Delaware celebrations.
Subjects Kings
Portrait paintings
Search Terms Gustavus Adolphus II
King Gustavus Adolphus II
New Sweden
Victor Lagerstrom
Matthaus Merian the Elder
Portrait Paintings
Tercentenary Celebration
300th Anniversary
Twentieth Century
Place of Origin Sweden
Event 300th Anniversary of the landing of the Swedes in Delaware
Medium Oil on canvas