Noterat på kortet: "Marstrand." "Fotogr. taget av konstn. Severin Nilsson. Gåva av bokhandlare Gistedt, Bokhallen Visby Maj 1959."
Johan Severin Nilsson (1846–1918) was a Swedish painter and photographer.He was born in Halland in the south of Sweden. He studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm 1865–1871 and then under Léon Bonnat in Paris for three years.Severin painted portraits, landscapes and genre pictures. A prolific artist, he participated in numerous exhibitions and left behind a large and diverse production of work. He was also one of the first Swedish documentary photographers. Inspired by Arthur Hazelius, he made photographic studies of public life, especially in the village Asige in Halland, where he was born.