Daniel Georg Nyblin - Henrik Ibsen, 1898

Daniel Georg Nyblin (Norway, 1826 - 1910)

Henrik Ibsen, 1898

Albumen print, 13.8 x 9.5 cm (5 7/16 x 3 3/4 in.) sheet


Object details

Accession number


Object Case

Contemporary Authors Case


Gift from the Norwegian diplomat Fredrik Herman Gade (1871-1934), Chicago to Isabella Stewart Gardner on 24 September 1906.


Printed (lower left): Nyblin
Printed (center): Eneret 1894
Printed (right): Kristiania
Signed (verso): Henrik Ibsen

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After the opening of her museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner’s friends frequently presented her with photographs of authors, artists, and other luminaries for display in the archival cases. Norwegian diplomat Fredrik Herman Gade sent her this autographed portrait of the famous playwright because he “thought it might interest you…[my] country recognizes his valuable services as a reformer whose writings have caused far reaching changes…especially in the alterations of woman’s—most particularly wife’s—position in society.”