The Iron Mine at Dannemora

Description

Dannemora mine in Uppsala County was one of Sweden’s oldest and most important iron ore mines. Elias Martin’s watercolour shows the open pit in the 1780s, produced after the artist’s return to his native Sweden after studying and working in London. The watercolour was later engraved by Elias’s brother Johan Fredrik Martin (1755–1816) and published in their print series Svenska Vuer (Swedish Views).

Full title:
The Iron Mine at Dannemora
Created:
1780s
Format:
Watercolour / View
Creator:
Elias Martin
Copyright:
© Vitterhetsakademien, Stockholm
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
Vitterhetsakademien, Stockholm
Shelfmark:
Ups78d

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Article by:
Mikael Ahlund
Themes:
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Mikael Ahlund explores the role British topography played in Scandinavia, paying particular attention to two Swedish artists, brothers Elias (1739-1818) and Johan Fredrik Martin (1755-1816). Having studied and worked in London, when they returned to Sweden in 1780 the brothers emerged as the country’s leading topographical artists, their paintings and drawings addressing contemporary debates about national identity, economics, and social order.