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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Helene Schjerfbeck
FINNISH
ON THE JETTY
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Helene Schjerfbeck
FINNISH
ON THE JETTY
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Helene Schjerfbeck
1862 - 1946
FINNISH
ON THE JETTY
signed with initials and dated 79 lower right
oil on canvas
38.5 by 35cm., 15¼ by 13¾in.
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We are grateful to Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse for her assistance in cataloguing this work.

Provenance

In the family of the current owners since circa the 1900s

Exhibited

Helsinki, Kunsthalle, Helene Schjerfbeck Memorial Exhibition, 1954, no. 4 (as SillallaPå bryggan)

Literature

H. Ahtela (Einar Reuter), Helene Schjerfbeck, Stockholm, 1953, p. 356, no. 63, listed (as Flaggan hissas, 'c. 1880')

Catalogue Note

The present work was painted in 1879, the year Schjerfbeck completed her studies under Adolf von Becker in Helsinki, and exhibited for the first time with the Finnish Fine Arts Society. Although distinct from the radical new departures her art would later take, this early work reflects Schjerfbeck's interest in contrasts (here between the generations), and her love of Finland's coasts. Although there is unlikely to have been a direct influence, the composition also brings to mind the Danish Golden Age painters from earlier in the century, notably Christen Købke (fig. 1).

A small study for the present work, in india ink and watercolour, is in a private collection.

19th Century European Paintings

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