Dahl, Michael

Dahl, Michael

(däl), 1656–1743, Swedish portrait painter. In 1688, after traveling on the Continent, he settled in England. After the death of KnellerKneller, Sir Godfrey
or Gottfried von Kniller
, 1646–1723, English portrait painter, b. Germany. After study in Amsterdam, Rome, and Venice, he settled in England in 1675, achieving success in fashionable circles and at court, where he was named principal painter
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 in 1723, Dahl enjoyed an enormous popularity, painting Queen Anne and members of the aristocracy. Beyond a surface artificiality, Dahl's work reflects a considerable humanity. His paintings are to be seen in the National Portrait Gallery, London (e.g., Self-Portrait, 1691), and in Windsor Castle.
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