Winge, Hanna Mathilda (1838-1896)

Hanna Mathilda Winge, 1838-1896 Hanna Mathilda Winge, 1838-1896

Hanna Mathilda Winge (née Tengelin; 1838-1896) was a Swedish designer and painter, who created various designs for embroideries. She was the daughter of Johan Thimotheus Tengelin (a blacksmith) and Anna Maria Hultman.

Hanna Winge proved to be very artistic as a child. She attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts (Stockholm) between 1864-1867. She was married to the Swedish artist, Marten Eskil Winge (1825-1896). Hanna Winge later became one of the most famous nineteenth century (female) painters in Scandinavia. She was also one of the co-founders of the Föreningen Handarbetets Vänner ('The Friends of the Handicraft’s Society'), which was established in 1874. The other founders were Sophie Adlersparre and Molly Rothlieb.

The Föreningen Handarbetets Vänner was set up in order to stimulate and promote the development of Swedish textiles. Winge was particularly known for her designs in the Norse style, including a range of embroidery patterns with dragons. She was also involved in the development of the Reformed Costume and the use of the Norse style for church textiles.

In 1901 there was an exhibition of her work, including embroideries, at the Museum voor Kunstnijverheid in Haarlem, the Netherlands.


  • GEIJER, Agnes (1964). Textile Treasures of Uppsala Cathedral, Stockholm: Almquist & Wiksell, p. 21.
  • GROOT, Marjan (2007). Vrouwen in de Vormgeving in Nederland 1880-1940, Rotterdam: Uitgeverij 010, p. 338.

Digital sources:

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 22 June 2016).


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