Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-22916 | Licence: No known restrictions on publication.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-22916 | Licence: No known restrictions on publication.

Stavanger, Norway

Date

1856 - 1857

Artist

Collection

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From the Collection

Description

1 drawing : ink brush and watercolor over graphite underdrawing. | Drawing shows Stavanger, a Norwegian port village on Stavangerfjorden, an arm of the Boknafjorden. Most of the houses and buildings hug the shoreline, while the church is on the hillside. Ships, sailboats, rowboats and fisherman line the shore. Taylor visited Norway in 1856 and 1857 after the death of his first wife.

Image Credit

Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-22916

From the Watercolour World

Location

Stavanger, Norway

Country

Tww Comment

Bayard Taylor, an American poet, travel author and diplomat, traveled to Norway and Scandinavia in 1856 and 1857. The book that accompanies these pictures, 'Northern travel : summer and winter pictures of Sweden, Denmark, and Lapland' by Bayard Taylor, can be viewed and downloaded here: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001857793