|By Sergel: from when the Prince Karl Johan visits his studio.|
I had to laugh at this quote from the book (translated by me), concerning one of Sergel´s contemporaries.
In 1812 Sergel resigned [as professor at the Academy of Art]; his successor was the meek history and theatre painter Emanuel Limnell. In spite of a long life - he was almost a hundred years old - Limnell has not made any lasting impression in our history of art. As a drawing teacher his was weak to begin with, but managed during his half-century long career to become worse.These are two of his drawings. You make up your own mind:
|The unveiling of the Gustav III-statue by Sergel (see links above).|
|"The liberal arts", a burlesque allegory.|