Oscar I, King of Sweden and Norway

Erik Wahlbergson1844

The Royal Armoury, Sweden

The Royal Armoury, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

Half-length portrait, en face right, in background view of landscape with a white two stored building. King Oscar I is dressed in the uniform of the general staff, decorated with the ribbons of the Orders of the Sword, Norden Star, Vasa and the King Karl XIII. The portrait is painted immediately after Oscar I's succession to throne in 1844. It is signed: "E. WAHLBERGSON PINX 1844".


  • Title: Oscar I, King of Sweden and Norway
  • Creator: Erik Wahlbergson
  • Creator Lifespan: 1808 - 1865
  • Creator Nationality: Swedish
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Konradsberg
  • Date Created: 1844
  • Provenance: The portrait was bought to the museum in 1963 from a private owner by the Foundation of the Royal Armoury.
  • Physical Dimensions: W 470 mm, H 545 mm
  • Painter: Erik (Wahlberg) Wahlbergson
  • Artist Info: The painter Erik Wahlbergson studied at the Academy of Art in Stockholm under the direction of Fredrik Westin. He also studied in Düsseldorf. He has painted biblical and mythological motives, though most preferable he worked as a portrait painter and copyist. He is said to have a weak drawing ability but used warm and harmonious colours.
  • Subject Keywords: Portrait, Uniform
  • Type: Oil on canvas
  • External Link: Livrsutkammaren

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