|Winter at the Sognefjord|
|Norwegian: Vinter ved Sognefjorden|
|Artist||Johan Christian Dahl|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||61.5 cm × 75.5 cm (24.2 in × 29.7 in)|
|Location||National Gallery (Norway), Oslo|
The picture is painted in oil on canvas and has the dimensions of 61.5 x 75.5 cm.
After a trip to Italy in 1820–1821, Johan Christian Dahl settled permanently in Dresden. There he drew a number of ideal Norwegian landscapes. From 1826 on, there was a change in his work reflecting new understanding for Norwegian landscape. Then he took a trip through Norway from Christiania to Telemark and Hardangervidda to the fjords of western Norway, his first trip to the mountains as a mature artist.
The motive was first drafted as a drawing during the trip. Steep slopes and vertical rock are depicted in the foreground. This painting is a tribute to the majestic Norwegian nature and the proud history of the nation.