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Augustin Ehrensvärd (b. 1710, d. 1772)

“Ankomsten til Torsholma d. 23. febr. 1740”. The arrival at Torsholma on 23 February 1740. Signed and dated A. Ehr. Torsholma d. 24. febr. 1740. Drawing ink and wash on paper. Visible size 25.5×20 cm.

Augustin Ehrensvärd was one of the most important Swedish military officers of his time. He became the commander-in-chief in Finland, and was later appointed field marshal. Ehrensvärd was also a competent painter and military architect, who was the creator of the fortress Suomenlinna (Sveaborg), and who founded the Swedish archipelago fleet (skärgårdsflottan).

Provenance: Museumsbygningen Kunstauktioner 2005 no. 8, reproduced on p. 14.

Condition

Mounted in passepartout. The paper has turned slightly brown. Some discolouration. Examined in frame.

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