Alexander Roslin, 1769 - John Jennings Esq., his Brother and Sister-in-Law - fine art print

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Additional description as provided from the museum's website (© - by Nationalmuseum Stockholm - Nationalmuseum Stockholm)

English: The portrait shows the iron-foundry proprietor and businessman John Jennings, his brother and sister-in-law. John Jennings is shown sitting at the front of the painting, proudly showing off his relations with a sweeping gesture. This group portrait invites us into the androgynous role-playing of the 18th century. The characters are all wearing makeup, they are finely dressed and they act out gestures and looks towards the beholder of the painting. This theatricality is also evident in the bodies of the characters. Look at the sister-in-law’s upright stance and the elegant gestures of the brothers. These show how our bodies and the way in which we move are formed by the age in which we live. The 18th century was an age of tight corsets, ceremonial rituals and obligatory ballet exercises at court. These exercises were common to both men and women and they had a strong influence on the way people moved their bodies. Try holding your hands in the same positions that we see in the painting. The positions feel strange to say the least. Practice was needed! Role-playing and masquerades were favorite pastimes of 18th century aristocratic society. There was no strict boundary between female and male appearance. Not even in everyday terms. Our meeting with Roslin’s 18th century portraits helps us to understand the conventions of our own time regarding what is considered masculine, feminine, androgynous, sexual and erotic. We are reminded that the conventions are in a constant state of change. Porträttet visar Brukspatron John Jennings, hans bror och svägerska. John Jennings själv sitter längst fram och visar stolt upp sina släktingar med en yvig gest. I detta grupporträtt blir vi verkligen inbjudna till 1700-talets androgyna rollspel. De är alla uppsminkade, uppklädda och agerar, med gester och blickar gentemot oss som betraktar. Den här teatern sätter sig också i kroppen. Titta på porträttet – svägerskans raka hållning, och de båda brödernas eleganta gester berättar något om hur vår kropp och våra rörelsemönster också formas av tiden vi lever i. Under 1700-talet var det korsetter, olika ceremoniella ritualer och obligatoriska övningar i balett vid hovet. Sådana övningar var gemensamma för män och kvinnor och präglade kropparnas rörelsemönster. Pröva själv att hålla händerna som de gör – visst är det ovant för att inte säga svårt – det krävde övning! Rollspel och maskerad var något som fascinerade 1700-talets överklass. Gränserna mellan hur män och kvinnor såg ut var inte så strikta. Vilket utnyttjades i teater, spel och lekar. Även i vardagen. I mötet med Roslins porträtt från 1700-talet får vi syn på vår egen tids konventioner kring vad som anses maskulint, feminint, androgynt, sexuellt och erotiskt. Och inser att konventionerna är i ständig förändring.

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This 18th century piece of art was painted by Alexander Roslin in 1769. The original of the piece of art measures the size: Height: 121 cm (47,6 ″); Width: 148 cm (58,2 ″) Framed: Height: 166 cm (65,3 ″); Width: 175 cm (68,8 ″); Depth: 20 cm (7,8 ″). Moveover, this artwork is part of the Nationalmuseum Stockholm's digital collection, which is located in Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden. The classic art public domain artpiece is being provided with courtesy of Nationalmuseum Stockholm & Wikimedia Commons.Creditline of the artwork: . Moreover, alignment is in landscape format and has an aspect ratio of 1.2 : 1, which means that the length is 20% longer than the width. Alexander Roslin was a male painter from Sweden, whose style can primarily be assigned to Rococo. The European painter was born in 1718 in Malmo, Skane, Sweden and passed away at the age of 75 in 1793.

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Background information on the artist

Name: Alexander Roslin
Also known as: Alexander Rosselyn, רוזלין אלכסנדר, Rosselin, Roslin, A. Roslin, Roslin Alexander, Rosselyn, Alexander Roslin, Roslin Alexandre, M. Roslin, Roslin Svezzese, Rosseline
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality: Swedish
Jobs: painter
Home country: Sweden
Artist category: old master
Styles: Rococo
Life span: 75 years
Year of birth: 1718
Birthplace: Malmo, Skane, Sweden
Year died: 1793
Place of death: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Details about the original artwork

Painting title: "John Jennings Esq., his Brother and Sister-in-Law"
Categorization of the artwork: painting
Category: classic art
Century: 18th century
Year: 1769
Artwork age: around 250 years
Artwork original dimensions: Height: 121 cm (47,6 ″); Width: 148 cm (58,2 ″) Framed: Height: 166 cm (65,3 ″); Width: 175 cm (68,8 ″); Depth: 20 cm (7,8 ″)
Museum / collection: Nationalmuseum Stockholm
Museum location: Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Website: Nationalmuseum Stockholm
License of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: Nationalmuseum Stockholm & Wikimedia Commons

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Print categorization: fine art print
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Production process: UV direct print
Production: Germany
Type of stock: on demand
Intended product usage: home décor, wall décor
Alignment of the image: landscape format
Image aspect ratio: length : width - 1.2 : 1
Interpretation: the length is 20% longer than the width
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