Egron Lundgren

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Egron Lundgren
Egron Lundgren.jpg
Born18 December 1815
Stockholm, Sweden
Died16 December 1875
Stockholm, Sweden
EducationAcademy of Stockholm; Cogniet, Paris
Known forPainter

Egron Sellif Lundgren (18 December 1815, in Stockholm – 16 December 1875 in Stockholm) was a Swedish watercolor painter.

Life and career[edit]

He studied at the Academy of Stockholm, and afterwards in Paris under Cogniet. He sojourned in Italy, 1841–49, devoting himself to watercolors. From there he went to Spain and then to England, where he was commissioned by Queen Victoria to paint ceremonial pictures. He was sent to India during the war in 1858, the results of which expedition were a series of five hundred sketches, including numerous portraits. He was elected an associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society, London in February 1864.[1] He later became a full member in 1867.


Among his works are San Vitale, Ravenna, and the Library, Siena, both in the National Museum, Stockholm; Feast of Corpus Domini in Rome (1841), Royal Palace, Stockholm; and a series of illustrations to Old Swedish Tales (1875).


  1. ^ 'Minor topics of the month', The Art Journal, March 1864, p. 90.


  • Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Lundgren, Egron Sellif". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.