Norse Romanticism

A collection of Old Norse imagery in English literature and art in the 18th and 19th century and British travels in Nordic countries.

A winter in Iceland and Lapland

By 16th Viscount Arthur Edmund Denis Lee-Dillon

Vol I and Vol II

Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1820

Review of Adam Oehlenschläger’s Hakon Jarl (pg. 73-89).

fleurdulys:

Liensfiord, Norway, Calm - Francis Danby
1835

fleurdulys:

Liensfiord, Norway, Calm - Francis Danby

1835

fleurdulys:

Funeral of a Viking - Frank Dicksee
1893

fleurdulys:

Funeral of a Viking - Frank Dicksee

1893

Journal of a Tour in Iceland in the Summer of 1809

Journal of a Tour in Iceland in the Summer of 1809

 By Sir William Jackson Hooker

Columbia University Germanic Studies

The Old Norse Element in Swedish Romanticism

Mentions the entire Northern area of the European continent in some form. Makes connections between Ossianic bards and Norse figures.

The gods of the North, an epic poem, tr. [from Nordens Guder] into Engl. verse by W.E. Frye

Character *Starkodder, may be the “Starkother” Felicia Hemans refers to in “The Sword of the Tomb: A Northern Legend”

Ossian in Painting by Henry Okun

"In Scandinavia and Germany the Celtic nature of the setting was ignored or not understood, and Ossian was regarded as a Nordic or Germanic figure who became a symbol for nationalist aspirations."

(Source: Wikipedia)

Romantic Ballads

ROMANTIC BALLADS,
TRANSLATED FROM THE DANISH;
AND
MISCELLANEOUS PIECES;

The ballads in this volume are translated from the Works of Oehlenslæger, (a poet who is yet living, and who stands high in the estimation of his countrymen,) and from the Kiæmpé Viser, a collection of old songs, celebrating the actions of the ancient heroes of Scandinavia.

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