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KRAFFT, David von (1655 - 1724), Painter, miniaturist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KRAFFT, David von (1655 - 1724), Painter, miniaturist

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Swedish, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1655, in Hamburg; died 20 September 1724, in Stockholm.

Painter, miniaturist.

David von Krafft was commissioned to paint the portrait of Charles XII in Lund in 1716 by the king's sister, later Queen Ulrika Eleonora. The king was so dissatisfied to see his effigy that he cut the face with a penknife. The artist integrated the event onto the

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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