Carl Frederik von Breda
(1759 - 1818)
Carl Frederik von Breda was active/lived in Sweden, England. Carl Breda is known for portrait painting-distinguished persons, teaching.
Biography Carl Frederik von Breda
Carl Frederik von Breda (August 16, 1759 - December 1, 1818) was a Swedish painter who studied in and spent much of his career in Britain before becoming painter to the Swedish court. He was born in Stockholm in 1759, and moved to Britain where he was a student of Joshua Reynolds. Breda specialized in painting portraits and was called "the van Dyck of Sweden".
He returned to Sweden 1796 where he became Professor at the Academy of Arts, a popular portraitist, and a court painter. Breda married at age 22 and his son, Johan Fredrik, was also a painter, who studied under his father. Breda died in Stockholm in 1818.
The "von Breda" family name seems to indicate a connection with the city of Breda in the Netherlands. Breda's great-
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