40. ERNST JOSEPHSON, "Blommans själ (Brevets hemlighet)" (The soul of the flower / The secret of the letter).

Signed Ernst Josephson and dated 1895 on the backing paper on verso. Watercolour, oil and pencil on paper 21.5 x 13 cm.

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Originally in the collection of Gelly Marcus (the artist's niece).
The collection of Managing Director Herman Gustaf Turitz, Gothenburg.
Subsequently by descent.

300 000 - 400 000 SEK / 34 843 - 46 458 EUR
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Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, "Ernst Josephson. Minnesutställning", exhibition organized by Nationalmuseum, Göteborgs Konstmuseum and Liljevalchs Konsthall, 1951, no. 254.


Georg Nordensvan, "Svensk konst och svenska konstnärer i 19de århundradet. II. Från Karl XV till sekelskiftet", 1928, compare drawing of the same motif, illustrated p. 271.
Per-Olov Zennström, "Ernst Josephson. En studie", 1946, compare drawing of the same motift, illustrated full page Fig. 56.
Erik Blomberg, "Ernst Josephsons konst. Från Näcken till Gåslisa", 1959, mentioned p. 174 and catalogued p. 411.
Hans Henrik Brummer, "Ernst Josephson. Målare och diktare", 2001, compare drawing of the same motif mentioned p. 235 and illustrated full page (kat 121) p. 237.

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