Johan Tobias Sergel
Name: Johan Tobias Sergel
Occupation: Sculptor
Gender: Male
Birth Day: September 7, 1740
Death Date: Feb 26, 1814 (age 73)
Age: Aged 73
Country: Sweden
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Johan Tobias Sergel

Johan Tobias Sergel was born on September 7, 1740 in Sweden (73 years old). Johan Tobias Sergel is a Sculptor, zodiac sign: Virgo. Nationality: Sweden. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


He sculpted a huge representation of The Muse of History Recording the Deeds of Gustavus Adolphus.

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He studied in Paris and then moved to Rome.


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Johan Tobias Sergel was born in Stockholm in 1740. He was the son of the decorator, Christoffer Sergel and Elisabet (née Swyrner), and was the brother of the decorator, Anna Brita Sergel. His first teacher was Pierre Hubert Larchevêsque. After studying in Paris, he went to Rome. He stayed in Rome for twelve years and sculpted a number of groups in marble. Besides subjects from classical mythology such as the Diomedes Stealing the Palladium, which he sold to the British collector, Thomas Mansel Talbot, in 1772, he also sculpted a colossal representation of The Muse of History Recording the Deeds of Gustavus Adolphus, in which are depicted the achievements of King Gustav II Adolf before the Chancellor, Axel Oxenstierna. It was in Rome also that he modelled the statue of King Gustav III, subsequently cast in bronze and purchased by the city of Stockholm in 1796. While primarily a sculptor, Sergel (inspired by English artists like Thomas Rowlandson) also drew sequential picture stories, an early form of comic strip.


Summoned by Gustav III, Sergel returned to Stockholm in 1779 and continued to work there. Among the monuments he created at this time are a tomb for Gustav Vasa, a monument to Descartes, and a large relief in the church of St. Clarens, representing the Resurrection. He was an important part of the artistic elite in Stockholm, drawing a portrait of Sweden's bard Carl Michael Bellman among others. He had a relationship with the celebrated actress Fredrique Löwen and was possibly the father of one of her children. He died in his native city on 26 February 1814.

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