Provenance: Abraham Brahe (1669-1728), Skokloster Castle 1728
Physical Dimensions: w600 x h820 mm (Without frame)
Artist info: At the age of fifteen David Richter entered the Goldsmiths Guild in Stockholm as an apprentice, a trade that had been in the Richter family for generations. It is not known when or under whom Richter studied painting but most likely he was a student of the Dutch artist Martin Mijtens for a period just after his goldsmith training had been completed. During the first years of the 18th century Richter travelled across Europe, mainly Italy, where he studied and worked as a miniaturist. He returned to Stockholm after 1710 where he continued his career as a miniaturist for the rest of his life. There are only a few larger paintings made by Richter, all of them are portraits and executed during the late 1690's. His style is Dutch-inspired, performed in an elegant manner with a special detail to faces.