Wounded Warrior in the Snow

In the 19th century history painting was still considered the most prestigious of all genres. In 1879 and 1880 Schjerfbeck produced numerous sketches on historical subjects, hoping that this serious and demanding genre would win her recognition while she was still young. The imaginary event depicted in Wounded Warrior in the Snow (1880) is from the Finnish war of 1808–1809. However, it is not a st…