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Walter Magnus Runeberg (b. Borgå 1838, d. Helsinki 1920)

“Virginia”. A white marble portrait bust of a woman with piled-up hair. Unsigned. H. 50 cm.

A daughter of the sculptur Vilhelm Bissen (1836–1913) was presumably the model used by Runeberg for this bust.

Provenance: Presumably acquired directly from the artist by the Danish painter Janus la Cour, who during a stay abroad in Rome became a friend of the artist. Passed down to the artist's nephew colonel L. U. Dornonville de la Cour (1865–1969). Thence by descent until today.

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Condition report on request. Please contact: fine-art@bruun-rasmussen.dk

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30,000–40,000 kr.

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