Elisabeth (Elżbieta) Jerichau Baumann (1818 – 1881)

Elisabeth (Elżbieta) Jerichau Baumann. The stocking-mender

Lot 911/124. Elizabeth Jerichau-Baumann (b. Warsaw 1819, d. Copenhagen 1881). The stocking-mender. Interior with a young woman in a traditional folk costume from North Zealand sitting by the window and sewing. 1858–68. Unsigned. Oil in canvas. 36×25 cm. Period frame. Stamped on the frame and on the stretcher with the Osborne inventory stamp of 1873 and the personal stamp of Queen Victoria.

Exhibited: Presumably exhibited at The Academy of Arts in Berlin 1868. However, not in the catalogue, but mentioned in Friedrich von Boetticher, “Malerwerke des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts”, Dresden 1891, p. 613 as no. 29 with the title “Strumpfstopferin”. Two exhibition labels on the frame and stretcher.

Literature: Sir Arthur Durrant, “Catalogue for the Paintings, Sculpture & other Works of Art at Osborne”, 1876, no. 513, p. 330. Here with the title “Peasant Woman of North Germany” and the subtitle “An interior; whole length figure, seated, and mending a stocking”. Jerzy Miskowiak, “Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann. Nationalromantikkens enfant terrible”, Frydenlund, 2018, mentioned p. 231 and ill. p. 230. Jerzy Miskowiak, “Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann”, (English/Polish text), Bosz, Poland, 2020, no. 192, mentioned and ill. p. 179.

Illustrated: Sine Krogh and Birgitte Fink, “Breve fra London – Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann og den victorianske kunstverden”, Copenhagen 2017, p. 150.

Provenance: The painting was purchased in September or October 1868 by Victoria, Princess Royal (1840–1901) and was gifted to her mother Queen Victoria (1819–1901) during a vacation at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, in Christmas 1868. It subsequently hung on the first floor of the main wing of Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s favorite residence, until her death in the same location in 1901. Upon her death, the painting became property of Edward VII (1841–1910), who gave Osborne House to the nation and converted it into a training facility for the Royal Navy. The painting was therefore transferred to another royal residence. It then became property of George V (1865–1936), and at some point between 1910 and 1923 it was gifted to Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1846–1923), third daughter of Queen Victoria and married to the Danish-born Prince Frederick Christian Charles Augustus of Schleswig-Holstein (1831–1917). The painting was bequeathed to their daughters Princess Helena Victoria (1870–1948) and Princess Marie Louise (1872–1956) of Schomberg House, who owned it until Princess Marie Louise’s death in 1956, after which it was sold through her estate. Sold from jeweller Lou Goldberg’s (1921–2015) collection in Montreal in 2015. Waddington’s Auction House, Toronto, Canada, 26.01.2017 no. 22.

Estimate 200,000 – 300,000 DKK. Rasmussen. 11/29/22. Sold 160,000 DKK

Proszę sobie podzielić ceny estymacyjne tych prac Elżbiety Baumann przez ok. 7.17 by otrzymać ich wyceny w U$. Jakby nie dzielić wyjdzie niezwykle niska cena jeśli porównamy do (generalnie) większości współczesnego badziewia sprzedawanego na aukcjach w polskich domach aukcyjnych. Dobre czasy dla handlarzy w Polsce już się skończyły i powoli będziemy wracali do rozsądnych cen i dobre malarstwo  zaczną kupować w końcu kolekcjonerzy. Jeśli ktoś mi nie wierzy to proszę przeanalizować kilka ostatnich aukcji w Polsce i porównanć ilość pozycji sprzedanych do pozycji wystawionych. Proszę również porównać ceny osiągnięte do cen estymacyjnych. Na początek proponuję ostatnią aukcję w SDA (https://artinfo.pl/wyniki-aukcji/aukcja-sztuki-fantastycznej-71a67253-840f-438b-a688-8634b83ac497). Spekulantom i handlarzom pozostanią jedynie NTF-y, na których wyjdą jedynie dobrze osoby sprzedające te udziały. Wracamy do klasyki!

Elisabeth (Elżbieta) Jerichau Baumann. A poor Roman boy, 1879

Lot 911/132. Elizabeth Baumann. (b. Warsaw 1819, d. Copenhagen 1881). A poor Roman boy. Signed and dated Elisabeth Jerichau 1879. Oil on canvas. 50×62 cm. Throughout her life, Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann was concerned with social inequality and injustice, and she thus depicted the harsh conditions of life of poor people in several works. In the 1860s and early 1870s, she found models for her depictions of orphans among the children at the orphanage ‘The Foundling Hospital’ in London. During her stays in Italy, where she traveled to several times, she also painted beggars and miserable children on the street with great empathy and compassion.

Estimate 75,000 – 100,000 DKK. Rasmussen. 11/29/22. Not sold

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