Hildegard Thorell

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Hildegard Thorell
Hildegard Catharina Thorell (Bergendal) - from Svenskt Porträttgalleri XX.png
Born Hildegard Katarina Bergendal
(1850-05-22)22 May 1850
Nykroppa, Sweden
Died 2 February 1930(1930-02-02) (aged 79)
Nationality Stockholm, Swedish
Education Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts
Known for Painting
O.R. Thorell (m. 1872)

Hildegard Katarina Thorell (née Bergendal; 22 May 1850 – Stockholm; 2 February 1930) was a Swedish painter.[1] Thorell was born in Kroppa parish, Värmland County on 22 May 1850, the daughter of an ironworks owner.


In 1872 she married to the auditor O.R. Thorell. She studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm from 1876 – 1879[2], where she was the only married female student. After that Thorell was apprenticed to Bertha Wegmann. Later she travelled to Paris, where she studied for Léon Bonnat and Jean-Léon Gérôme.[3] Thorell mainly painted large portraits, for example "Modersglädje" (Maternal Joy) and "Damporträtt" (Female Portrait).

Modell med spegel (Model with a Mirror), oil on canvas (1899).


  1. ^ "Hildegard Katarina Thorell". RKD. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Hildegard Katarina Thorell - Bergendal". Lexikonett Amanda. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Hildegard Thorell". Lexikonett Amanda. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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