MUNTHE, Gerhard
(b. 1849, Skanshagen at Elverum, d. 1929, Baerum)

The Horses of the Sea

1907 (design 1899)
Tapestry, 172 x 69 cm
Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim

Munthe's tapestry designs were inspired by ancient Norwegian tradition and derived their subjects from mythology and the realm of the fairytale. His illustrations to the Heimskringla, a history of the Norse kings by Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241), yielded some of the most beautiful designs, for example, The Horses of the Sea.

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