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BREDA, Carl Fredrik von (1759 - 1818), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BREDA, Carl Fredrik von (1759 - 1818), Painter

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Swedish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1759, in Stockholm; died 1818.

Painter. Portraits.

Carl von Breda was a pupil of Lorenz Pasch and then Sir Joshua Reynolds. He was court painter in Sweden and owed his reputation mainly to his portraits. He is sometimes nicknamed the Swedish van Dyck. From 1788 to 1796 he exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.

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