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File:Ingolf by Raadsig.jpg


English: This is a photograph of the painting Ingolf tager Island i besiddelse, signed P. Raadsig and dated 1850. It depicts Ingólfr Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, newly arrived in Reykjavík. He appears to be commanding his men, perhaps his slaves, to erect his high seat pillars. Several other people and a dog look on while others are unloading a nearby ship. In the background there are mountains.

This painting is currently on public display in Viðeyjarstofa in Viðey. A plaque explains that it was a gift to the City of Reykjavík from Eimskipafélag Íslands on the occasion of the 200th birthday of Reykjavík (which was in 1986). The plaque does not give any information about the artist but a quick Googling for the signature "P. Raadsig" and "Ingolf" reveals the name of the painting and information about the artist.

The picture was taken under natural lighting with a hand-held digital camera. The right side of the painting was placed closer to a window when the picture was taken. These factors contribute to the mediocre quality of the reproduction.
Date Artwork dated 1850, first publication unknown to uploader, photograph taken on the 12th of June 2008
Source Originally uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by User:Haukurth
Author Artwork by Johan Peter Raadsig (1806 - 1882), photograph by User:Haukurth
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