Helene Schjerfbeck

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”Vårbroddens madonna” (”Spring Madonna”)

Signed HS and inscribed "d'après Greco". Executed in 1942. Oil on canvas 47 x 45 cm.

Provenance:
Art dealer Gösta Stenman (acquired directly from the artist), Stockholm; Bukowski Auktioner AB, Stockholm, Sale 458, "Internationella
Vårauktionen", April 19-22 1988, lot 471; private collection.

Exhibitions:
Stenmans konstsalong, Stockholm, "Helene Schjerfbeck", October 27 - December 17 1944, no. 86
(under the title "Madonna efter Greco").
Gösta Stenman, Stockholm, "Helene Schjerfbeck", 1958, no. 95.
Konstmuseet Ateneum, Helsinki, "Helene Schjerfbeck 150 år", June 1 - October 14 2012; no. 669.
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, "Helene Schjerfbeck", October 2 2014 - January 11 2015.

Literature:
H. Ahtela (alias Einar
Reuter), "Helene Schjerfbeck", 1953,
listed in the catalogue, p. 370, no. 887;
exhibition catalogue, "Helene
Schjerfbeck 150 år", illustrated in colour,
p. 326.

Related content:
After a detail in a reproduction
based on El Greco's "Holy family" / "La Sagrada Familia,
santa Ana y san Juanito"(circa 1594-1604) in the
collections of Prado, Madrid.

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