Höns bland höstackar (Chickens among haystacks) by Helene Schjerfbeck

Helene Schjerfbeck was one of the very early foreign visitors to St Ives.

Details

Category:
Landscape
Medium:
Oil on canvas Dimensions: 26 x 35 cm
Art Fund grant:
£42,000 ( Total: £72,000)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Christie's

She received a travel grant from the Finnish Art Society in 1887 and stayed with her old college friend, Marianne Stokes and her husband Adrian in St Ives. Schjerfbeck was greatly inspired by the Cornish scenery, she wrote: 'There are thousands of subjects here I would like to paint: the old fishing village down below, the new artists' town on the hills above, a couple of sandy beaches, the harbour with the boats, heaths and grassy pastures browned by the hot summer sun'.

Provenance

Adrian Stokes; by descent; Phillips, 1990; private collection; Christie's, 2007.

Venue details

Penlee House Gallery and Museum Morrab Road, PENZANCE Cornwall TR18 4HE 01736 363 625 www.penleehouse.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)

1 Apr – 31 Oct
Daily, 10am - 5pm

1 Nov – 31 Mar
Daily,​ 10am – 4.30pm

Last admission 30 mins before closing

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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