Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831 – 1892)

Do you think you may own a painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo? We perform art authenticationsart appraisalsart research and provide Certificates of Authenticity (COA) as well as consultations, for all paintings by Peter Nicolai Arbo.


Self-Portrait, 1874


Peter Nicolai Arbo was a Norwegian painter, who specialized in painting historical motifs and images from Norse mythology.


The Wild Hunt of Odin, 1872


Hervor’s Death


Hakon the Good, 1860


His most famous paintings are Åsgårdsreien (1872) and Valkyrien (1865). He actually made two very similar valkyrie paintings. “Åsgårdsreien” was used as the cover artwork for the 1988 album Blood Fire Death by the Swedish black metal band Bathory.


Valkyrie, 1865






Still wondering about a Norwegian painting in your family collection? Contact us…it could be by Peter Nicolai Arbo.