Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann
(b. Warsaw 1819, d. Copenhagen 1881)
“Havfruen”. The mermaid. Signed and dated E...th Baumann Jerichau 18..[?]. Oil on canvas. 98×129 cm. Measurement with frame 115×150 cm.
Period broad gilded frame with stylized chiseled waves (also called “running-dog pattern”) and large modeled shells in the corners, presumably after the design of Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann herself.
On the stretcher a printed label from the frame maker: “Francesco Tomasca/Doratore Verniciatore Intagliatore Roma. Via del Corso 480.-67” og med rondeller “Esp. Romana 1870” og Esp. Nazionale 1871".
Exhibited: Charlottenborg 1862 no. 306 (the supplement), belonging to miss Wanda Zahrtmann. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm and The National Gallery of Denmark, “Dansk guldalder - Verdenskunst mellem to katastrofer”, 2019, no. 34. Reproduced in the catalogue p. 48.
Provenance: Acquired in 1861 directly from the artist by miss Wanda Zahrtmann (1842–1916), later married to Count Christian Conrad Danneskiold-Samsøe (1836–1908). Thence by descent until 1986, when the present owner acquired the painting.