Hanna Winge

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Hanna Winge
Hanna Mathilda Winge (Tengelin) - from Svenskt Porträttgalleri XX.png
Hanna Winge.
Born (1838-12-04)4 December 1838
Gothenburg, Sweden
Died 9 March 1896(1896-03-09) (aged 57)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Nationality Sweden

Hanna Mathilda Winge, née Tengelin (4 December 1838 in Gothenburg – 9 March 1896 in Gothenburg) was a Swedish painter.


She was the daughter of blacksmith Johan Thimotheus Tengelin and Anna Maria Hultman, and married the artist Mårten Eskil Winge (1825-1896) in 1867.

Hanna Winge was a student at J. J. Ringdahls målarskola (The J.J. Ringdahl Art School) in Stockholm in 1859, and at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in 1864-67, and the student of Johan Christoffer Boklund (1817-1880).

One of Winge's most known motifs in her art was the depiction of children.

Together with Sophie Adlersparre and Molly Rohtlieb, Hanna Winge was the co-founder of the Föreningen Handarbetets vänner (The Friends of the Handicraft's Society), which was founded in 1874 with the purpose of the development of Swedish textile art. She was the leading force of the society, and became known for her design in the Norse style, such as embroidery patterns with dragons. Her Norse style inspired art and place in the revival of the Norse style within art was also demonstrated in her design for a reformed costume, and the design of the villa of Carl Peter Curman in 1878, for which she and her spouse were engaged as decorators. Another area in which her Norse style was displayed was in church textiles, where it spread after her design of an Altar cloth in Uppsala domkyrka in 1882.


  • Handarbetets vänner i Nordisk familjebok (andra upplagans supplement, 1924)
  • Svenskt konstnärslexikon, band V, sid. 700, Allhems förlag, Malmö 1967
  • Nationalencyklopedin, multimedia 2000 plus