The Art Collection of Carl Gustaf Tessin

A comprehensive documentation and a discussion on the role of the collector

The research project History of Art Collections in Sweden opens with the project dealing with the private art collection of Carl Gustaf Tessin, comprising a total of over 870 items. 

Project co-ordinator is Assoc. Prof. Magnus Olausson. Author of the first volume is Roger de Robelin, BA. In addition to the extensive documentation of each individual item catalogued, various aspects of Tessin’s collecting are treated, among others, questions concerning its background and general character. Further, Tessin’s role as an art patron, his pattern of collecting, connoisseurship, and art collecting as a means of transferring money, as a financial investment, etc., are analyzed. Contemporary ways of exhibiting and arranging paintings are discussed with reference to Tessin’s example.

 
 
 

Image: Count Carl Gustaf Tessin (1695-1770), Jacques-André-Joseph Aved

Jacques-André-Joseph Aved (1702-1766), Count Carl Gustaf Tessin (1695-1770), NM 5535.


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Art Library and Museum Archives,
Holmamiralens väg 2,
Skeppsholmen, Stockholm 

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