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Hammarlunds Antikvariat

Sankt Göransgatan 98
112 45 Stockholm
+46-8650 70 02 / 073-775 93 29

New Arrivals

Price: EUR 30,00

[Portrait] Martin, J. F.

Jonas Alströmer Commerce råd och Riddare af Kongl. Nordstjerneorden

[Stockholm] First printed 1783- 1785, this is a later impression. Plate mark 12,5 x 8,5 cm. The whole sheet 15 x 10 cm. Stipple engraving (punktgravyr).

A couple of creases. Nice condition.

A fine portrait of Jonas Alströmer (1685-1761) who is famously known for popularizing the potatoe in Sweden. He also modernised the swedish factory system and was one of the founding fathers of the "Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences". The portrait was published for the exclusive work "Svenska Galeriet, eller portraiter af märkvärdige svenske herrar och fruntimmer" by Johan Fredrik Martin (1755-1816). Twelve important swedish personalities were depicted in two installments. The portrait was engraved by Martin.

Item No: 3951