here!) and it was lovely. Several Swedish 18th century artists were featured (among some Roslin and Wertmüller) but what I had anticipated most were some ten works of my favourite Pehr Hilleström! I wasn't disappointed!
It was so great to see paintings I only had seen in books or online and so close you could make out every little detail. Candy for the soul!
You can find quite a few of Hilleström's paintings by a Google image search which is great. What would be even greater was if someone made an up-to-date book on the artist and his career because the last time that happened was in 1929!
Although a treasure to me, the book (Pehr Hilleström som kulturskildrare vol. 1-2, Gerda Cederblom, Nordiska Museet) features mostly black and white images and not always of superb quality.
Nevertheless, I have a long-term plan to scan every one of those paintings for fun and for reference. I have not come very far...
But above you have seen a few; the rest can be found in this set on Flickr. The images may not be of great quality, but enjoy anyway!