101647 | SWEDEN. Carl Frederik von Breda silver Medal.

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    101647  |  SWEDEN. Carl Frederik von Breda silver Medal. Issued 1895. Honoring the painter (31mm, 15.14 g, 12h). By L. Ahlborn.

     

    CAROL. FRED. V. BREDA., head right / COLORIBUS NATURAM INGENUE REDDIDIT, easel with canvas bearing painting of woman; laurel branch and palette with paint brush to lower right; laurel branch and radiant sun in background; in two lines in exergue, PICTOR ARTE INSIGNIS / OB MDCCCXVIII. Edge: Plain.

     

    Olsén p. 335; Hy. II, p. 47. Choice Mint State. Highly brilliant and prooflike, with some subtle golden-olive toning; some scattered hairlines are noted for completeness.

     

    Known as the "van Dyck of Sweden," von Breda would spend a good portion of his early career in Britain, where he learned his craft. Eventually, his return to Sweden saw him serving as a rather renowned portrait painter in the Swedish court.

     

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