Carl Frederik von Breda (August 16, 1759 – December 1, 1818) was a
Swedish painter who studied in and spent much of his career in
Britain before becoming painter to the Swedish court. He was born in
Stockholm in 1759, and moved to Britain where he was a student of
Joshua Reynolds. Breda specialized in painting portraits and was
called "the van Dyck of Sweden". He returned to Sweden 1796 where he
became Professor at the Academy of Arts, a popular portraitist, and
a court painter. Breda married at age 22 and his son, Johan Fredrik,
was also a painter, who studied under his father. Breda died in
Stockholm in 1818.
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