Svava Ágústsdóttir (1921 - 1978)

The portrait of Svava Ágústsdóttir, wife of director Einar Sigurðsson, has been likened to an ancient Egyptian portrait of a famous queen. It is more than likely that Sigurjón Ólafsson, who was unusually inundated with commissions to portray the male pillars of Icelandic society, would have relished the rare opportunity to model female features.

Sculptor Sigurjón Ólafsson and his Portraits
Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum 2008, ISBN 978-87-88755-05-03