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Ernst Josephson

1851-1906 Sweden/Genre

 

Brief Biography-Ernst Josephson was a Swedish artist considered a painter of folklore and a portraitist, and his study years brought him to Italy and other European countries. Unfortunately, he suffered from syphilis at an early age. In his later years, Josephson became mentally ill, experiencing delusions of grandeur. He declared that he was to be the Rembrandt of Sweden during one of his many fits. He spent much of his life in institutions; however, he continued to paint notable paintings until he died in 1906.

 

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David
and Saul

David and Saul

Jeanette
Rubenson

Jeanette Rubenson

Interior from
Dalarna

Interior from Dalarna

Miss Anna
Heyman

Miss Anna Heyman

Pontus
Furstenberg

Pontus Furstenberg

Spanish
Smiths

Spanish Smiths

The Journalist
Godfrey Renholm

The Journalist Godfrey Renholm

The Water
Sprite

The Water Sprite


Stromkarlen

Stromkarlen


Gaslisa

Gaslisa

Dressed
in Black

Woman Dressed in Black


Wheelbarrow

Boy with Wheelbarrow


Smile

smile

autumn
sunlight

axel
munthe

axel munthe

ecstatic
heads

ecstatic heads

girl
in blue

girl in blue

hugo
nykopp

hugo nykopp

jacob
hagg

jacob hagg

mr eduard
josephson

mr eduard josephson

caroline
schloss

caroline schloss

self-
portrait

self-portrait

the neck
and virgo

the neck and virgo