Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Seducing America

Fans of Downton Abbey and the Edwardian era,

will find much to love in the paintings of Swedish artist Anders Zorn, one of the most influential portrait artists of the period. 

A contemporary of John Singer Sargent, he was extremely successful, earning a vast fortune painting society portraits between 1860 and 1920.

Selected works are showing at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in Boston from February 28th to May 13th, 2013.

Anders Zorn

Now on view at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

A European Artist Seduces America

February 28th to May 13th, 2013

Portrait of Mrs. Eben Richards, by Anders Zorn 2.  Portrait of Ms. Frieda Schiff,, by Anders Zorn 3. Portait of Elizabeth Sherman Cameron, by Anders Zorn 4. Portrait of Gustav V, by Anders Zorn 5. Portrait of Christian de Falbe with St. Bernard, by Anders Zorn


  1. Love John Singer Sargent! Thanks for introducing me to Anders Zorn.

  2. I have a signed Anders Zorn etching:


    but I had never seen his oils. Very reminiscent of Sargent as you say, and just as wonderful. Thank you for this post.

  3. never heard of anders zorn but am a huge fan of sargent. i am a new fan. thank you for the introduction

  4. Anders Zorn clearly captures more than just the beautiful clothes the people are wearing. The first girl looks like she might have an attitude not unlike Mary of Downton Abbey. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I'm a huge fan of Edwardian England in general, and love the paintings of John Singer Sargent. Thanks for introducing me to the work of Anders Zorn.

  6. Zorn's works of art are perfection as are Sergent's. Gorgeous floral portrait.

    2012 Artists Series

  7. Just stunning.... thank you!


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