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Helene Schjerfbeck

Self-Portrait with Eyes Closed

Property from a Swedish Private Collection

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Helene Schjerfbeck

Helene Schjerfbeck

Self-Portrait with Eyes Closed

Self-Portrait with Eyes Closed

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Property from a Swedish Private Collection

Helene Schjerfbeck

Finnish

1862 - 1946

Self-Portrait with Eyes Closed


signed with initials and dated 45 lower right  

charcoal and chalk on paper

Unframed: 41 by 33cm., 16 by 13in.

Framed: 61 by 53.5cm., 24 by 21in.

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Please note this lot is subject to an irrevocable bid. Please refer to the online catalogue for information on irrevocable bids.
Gösta Stenman, Stockholm; thence by descent to his grandson (sale: Christie’s, London, 29 November 1990, lot 15)
Rune Andréasson (1925-1999, creator of Bamse cartoons, purchased at the above sale)
Åmells, Stockholm (purchased from the above's estate)
Purchased from the above by the present owner in 2004
H. Ahtela (Einar Reuter), Helena Schjerfbeck, Helsinki, 1953, p. 372, no. 1003
Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse, ‘Catalogue of Works’, in Helene Schjerfbeck, exh. cat, Ateneum Art Museum, 1992, p. 298, catalogued and illustrated, no. 502
Lena Holger, Helene Schjerfbeck. Teckningar och akvareller, Stockholm 1994, p. 98, catalogued, p. 99, pl. 43, illustrated
Lena Holger, Helene Schjerfbeck, kvinnor, mansporträtt, självporträtt, landskap, stilleben, Helsinki, 1997, p. 110, catalogued, p. 111, illustrated
Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse, Helene Schjerfbeck. And Nobody Knows What I am Like, Sulkava 2000 (English translation, Helsinki 2002), p. 75, illustrated
‘Catalogue of Works’, in Helene Schjerfbeck. 150 Years, exh. cat., Ateneum Art Museum, 2012, p. 352, catalogued and illustrated, no. 720
Helene Schjerfbeck, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts, London 2019, p. 54, referenced, p. 55, fig. 42, illustrated
Stockholm, Stenmans Konstsalong, Helene Schjerfbeck, 1954, no. 153
Stockholm, Stenmans Konstsalong, Helene Schjerfbeck, 1958, no. 139
Helsinki, Ateneum Art Museum; Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; New York, The National Academy of Design, Helene Schjerfbeck, 1992-93, no. 502
Aalborg, Nordjyllands kunstmuseum; Turku, Art Museum, Helene Schjerfbeck –Temaer og variationer fra 1901-1945, 1997-98, no. 43, illustrated in the catalogue
Paris, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Lumière du monde, lumière du ciel, 1998, no. 183
Modum (Norway), Stiftelsen Modums Blaafarvevaerk, To Malerinner, Helene Schjerfbeck, Asta Nørregaard, 1998, no. 107
Helsinki, Ateneum Art Museum, Helene Schjerfbeck. 150 Years, 2012, p. 352, no. 720
Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle, Helene Schjerfbeck, 2014-15, illustrated in the catalogue