Property from a Private Collection, Finland
1865 - 1931
Skaters on Lake Ruovesi
signed and dated Gallen / 1896 lower right
oil on canvas
Unframed: 57 by 47cm., 22½ by 18½in.
Framed: 79.5 by 69.5cm., 31¼ by 27½in.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Finnish National Gallery following first-hand inspection and analysis. The painting's authenticity has also been confirmed by the family of the artist.
This painting is in very good condition. The canvas has not been lined. There is a small c. 2cm wide horizontal surface abrasion towards the lower right corner, a tiny spot of paint flaking to the lower left of one of the tree trunks, and a few tiny spots towards the upper centre in the sky. Ultra-violet light reveals some scattered spots of retouching in the sky (primarily in the right half), and some minor intermittent strokes to the framing edges.
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