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Study for "Die Drei Nornen", c. 1905

Gustav Hahn
German, Canadian, 1866 - 1962
oil on canvas
30.4 x 56.7 cm (arched stretcher)
Purchased 1993 from the Evelyn de Rostaing McMann Fund
National Gallery of Canada (no. 37050)
© Natalie McMinn/Harry G. Hooke

"Die Drei Nornen" are the Nordic fates: Urd (the past who spins the thread of life), Verdandi (the present who measures the thread of life), and Skuld (the future who cuts off the thread of life).

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