Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831 – 1892)

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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





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