The sculpture 'Grodan'
Hasselberg working on the sculpture 'Grodan', 1891
photo by Hjalmar Lundbohm
Per Hasselberg (1850-1894) was a Swedish sculptor.
He was also known as Petter Hasselberg or Petter Åkesson.
Little known outside Sweden, his delicate marble nudes have
received critical acclaim. Hasselberg grew up in Blekinge, but
moved to Paris as a young man, where he studied under
François Jouffroy. His first notable work was a sculpture titled
'Snöklockan'. It represents a young girl rising/standing nude.
The name is from the plant snowdrop which is rising every
spring. Other famous work are the sculpture 'Grodan'; a
nude young girl playing with a frog
'Grodan' in the Hoglands Park, Sweden
Study by Carl Larsson for
Per Hasselberg's tomb stone