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Unknown Artist up to Ateneum – work found in private ownership

the Ateneum exhibition curator Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff may have rubbed their eyes last summer. Email pinged a message about the artist Helene Schjerfbeck and his previously unknown masterpiece.

it's Not that similar messages had come before. Often unknown introductions to the works are, however, already been Ateneum known, or the work is not authentic.

This time caught my eye in the email was an attached photo. The small painting is seen in the domestic landscape, with a peasant girl standing on a log shed in front of the path.

oh, for the subject was Schjerfbeckille time exceptional. In the early summer of melodious in the green gloom, and nature's detailed describing, is something sensitive and it may even see long time abroad, lived in the artist's homeland yearning, von Bonsdorff said ateneum's museum director of Marja Sakari on Friday published by the blog (you move to another service).

Schjerfbeck donated artwork as a thank you

the theme of the Work differs from the von Bonsdorffin according to the artist's portrait or landscape works. He left the conservator Kirsi Hiltunen with to see the owner and to examine the work.

Soon it was decided that the painting will be incorporated into the ateneum in November, the drop-down Schjerfbeck exhibition.

the Work was applied to Ateneum in good time before the show and we found out its Workshop with a real artist into. The work was cleaned and it got heleämmät their color back, von Bonsdorff told in the blog.

Schjerfbeck (1862-1946) the artistic career lasted more than 70 years. The beginning style was low-key realism and the influences of impressionism. Later the artist moved toward naturalism and stylized modernism.

Helene Schjerfbeck: self-Portrait (1912)national gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

the final stage of the canvas gave birth stylized images, self-portraits and still lifes with abstract features.

the Girl Barösundista the timing of the ateneum, according to the estimates for the years 1885-1890.

– small size painting is from the artist's foreign travel in the period, when Schjerfbeck spent kesiään the Finnish west coast.

Barösund was in the late 1800s a bustling summer harbour and many summer visitors at the resort. The owner told the Ateneum people, that Schjerfbeck was them during his visit to give a small piece as a gift as a thank you.

– of Course we were aware that the French and British between trips Schjerfbeck visited the country and worked with some of the summer painting in different places, von Bonsdorff said.

the Newly discovered unknown works also by edelfelt

the Previously unknown works to see the Ateneum on the wall next week that opens the exhibition. Work to find and exhibit lay between, too has had time to the art of painting happening on the front.

in October Helanderin auction announced his discovery of the Albert Edelfelt the same times, painted more works of the estate. Kaukolan the ridge at sunset is scheduled for the year 1889 to 1890.

the Works were auctioned off in October to 51 000 euros.

the artist's previously unknown painting to news coverage the first Helsingin sanomat (you move to another service).

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