Lithograph of building at Ornäs

Lithograph of building at Ornäs
Accession number: 
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Lithograph produced in Berlin by Hermann Delius showing the house at Ornäs of Gustav Vasa (1496–1560), King of Sweden, with two men in the foreground wearing imagined historical dress, captioned ‘Das Haus des Gustav Vasa zu Ornäs und Dalecarlier aus seiner Zeit’.

Lithographer: Hermann Delius
Date of publication: 1841
Continent: Europe
Geographical area: Northern Europe
Country: Sweden | Germany
Region/Place: Ornäs
Cultural group: European Swedish
Format: Lithograph
Size: 273 x 348 mm
Acquisition: Joan Evans. Donated August 1941


Primary documentation: ‘[p.588] Dr. JOAN EVANS, from the property of the late SIR ARTHUR EVANS, Youlbury, Boars Hill, Oxford. [List of items follows]’; ‘[p.590] 17 prints, Lapps & scenery. (Lith. Anst. v. H. Delius in Berlin)’: Pitt Rivers Museum accession records (Donations X, 1937–1941), pp.588, 590. Notes on print: ‘Das Haus des Gustav Vasa zu Ornäs und Dalecarlier aus seiner Zeit’ (caption printed below image); ‘2’ (printed above image); ‘Lith. Anst. v. H. Delius, in Berlin’ (printed below image, identifying the maker as lithographer Hermann Delius).

Research notes: It has been established by Philip Grover that this lithograph was one of twenty published to accompany a book by Daniel von Hogguér, Reise nach Lappland und dem nördlichen Schweden (Berlin, 1841), an account of a journey to the Pite River valley (historically Piteå Lappmark) made by the author in 1828.