Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Palokarki (Great Black Woodpecker Or Wilderness)
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Artwork: Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Palokarki (Great Black Woodpecker Or Wilderness)
Size: 145.5 x 91 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas laid down on board
Creation year: 1894
Marks: Signed Gallen and dated 1894 (lower right)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Painted in 1892-94
Provenance: Amanda Revell, Vaasa, Finland (acquired from the artist in 1894 or 1895 from the Valtion maisemamaalauskilpailu); Viljo Revell, Helsinki (by descent from the previous); Maire Revell, Helsinki (by descent from the previous by 1965); Private Collection (acquired from the previous circa 1971-72); Thence by descent
Exhibition history: Finland, Valtion maisemamaalauskilpailu, 1894 or 1895; Helsinki, Ateneum Art Museum, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Pekka Halonen: Suomen Luontoa Ja Kansaa Finlands Natur Och Folk, 1965, no. 34 ; Helsinki, Ateneum Art Museum; Stockholm, Nationalmuseum; Oslo, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design; Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts & traveling, A Mirror of Nature: Nordic Landscape Painting 1840-1910, 2006-07, no. 71, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Copenhagen, GL Strand; Norrkoping, Norrkopings Konstmuseum & Stavanger, Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Akseli Gallen-Kallela In the Wilderness, 2009, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue & on the cover; Helsinki, Helsinki Art Museum; Paris, Musée d'Orsay & Dusseldorf, Museum Kunstpalast, Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Une passion finlandaise, 2011-12, no. 27, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2019-11-12
Lot Number: 47
Low Estimate: $1800000
High Estimate: $2500000