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Albert Edelfelt

(Finland, 1854-1905)
Albert edelfelt, "death of bishop henrik".
Albert edelfelt, "death of bishop henrik".


Oil on canvas 27x40,5 cm.

Droit de suite: No

15 000 - 20 000 EUR

Hammer price: 
26 000 EUR
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Edelfelt executed the painting in autumn 1877, and showed it late the same year to his teacher, the academician Jean-Leon Gérôme, under whom he studied at the École des Beaux-Art's. Ellan von Born, Edelfelts widow, sold the painting through Art Salon Bäcksbacka in 1919 to the journalist J. Karhu, from whom the present owners acquired it.


"Svenska hävder genom konstnärögon" 1960, Retretti 1983. Edelfelt's 150-year Memorial Exhibition, Ateneum 2004-2005, no 25.


Hintze, illustrated on page 26. No 25 in Albert Edelfelt's jubilee publication, whole page illustration on page 41. A letter to C. G. Estlander, Paris 23.3. 1878. Mentioned on several letters to the artists mother Alexandra, which are partly published in the publication "Ur Albert Edelfelts brev, Drottning Blanca och Hertig Carl" 1917, pages 90 and 123.

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A tergo certificate by Ellan von Born. A label Konstsalong no 1720 on the stretcher.

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