Friday, February 1, 2013

A Great Victory

The Victory at Narva (1905) by the Swedish painter Gustav Cederström (1845-1933). Once again Cederström glorifies here the great time of the Swedish warrior king Charles XII.


  1. Charles was undoubtedly a talented military leader, before and after 1700. But it must have been a bitter time with enormous loss of life. So it is interesting that the artist was still celebrating Swedish militarism nearly 200 years later.

  2. But that's what history painting always did. Glorify the heroic deeds of our forefathers, couldn't be old enough.