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J. F. Willumsen (b. Copenhagen 1863, d. Cannes 1958)

Study for “Undervisning i naturen. Moder og Datter i tre Alderstrin” (Education in Nature. Mother and daughter in three stages of life). Unsigned. sept. 1903; Attested on the reverse: “af J.F. Willumsen, attess. Edith Willumsen”. Oil on canvas. 74×60 cm.

“In the course of almost a year, I completed the three works with Edith as a model ... ”Teaching in Nature“ shows the mother, who sits at the edge of the forest on a fallen tree trunk while telling stories to the child”. (J.F. Willumsen: "My Memories Told to Ernst Mentze, Copenhagen, 1953, p. 158”)

Exhibited: “J.F. Willumsen”, Århus Kunst Galleri, October, 1959.

This lot is subject to Artist's Royalty.
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Paintings, sculptures and a sound recording with John Lennon, 28 September 2021

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150,000–175,000 DKK

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110,000 DKK