Carl Frederik von Breda

1759-1818 Sweden-Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Carl Frederik von Breda was from Stockholm, Sweden. He studied in England under portraitist Joshua Reynolds who had an influence on his work. Back in Sweden he was professor of the Academy of Arts in Stockholm and he subsequently became portraitist for the Swedish Court. He was affectionately known as the Van Dyck of Sweden. Carl was from a family of artists, his grandfather Lucas was a painter as was his own son Johan Fredrik.

 

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Charlotte of
Mecklenburg

Charlotte of Mecklenburg

Emanuel
Swedenborg

Emanuel Swedenborg

Girl with
Goldfish

Girl with Goldfish

Gustaf M
Armfelt

Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt

Hans Axel
von Fersen

Hans Axel von Fersen

James
Ramsay

James Ramsay

Martina von
Schwerin

Martina von Schwerin

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

Teresa
Vandoni-

Teresa Vandoni-Opera Singer

Thomas
Clarkson

Thomas Clarkson