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Girl's Face, from Spring Fresco of Jusélius Mausoleum

A work made of mezzotint in black on cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of mezzotint in black on cream wove paper.




Axeli Gallen-Kallela
Finnish, 1865-1931

About this artwork

In 1901–03 Fritz Arthur Jusélius had an elaborately decorated Gothic Revival mausoleum built as a final resting place for his daughter, who had died from tuberculosis at the age of 11. The interior frescoes of the seasons were done by Symbolist artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela, but they were destroyed in a 1931 fire. Some preparatory sketches survive, however, in addition to this luminous mezzotint of a hopeful young girl, her eyes raised heavenward.


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Axeli Gallen-Kallela


Girl's Face, from Spring Fresco of Jusélius Mausoleum


Finland (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1905


Mezzotint in black on cream wove paper


Image: 18 × 13.8 cm (7 1/8 × 5 7/16 in.); Plate: 18.4 × 14.3 cm (7 1/4 × 5 11/16 in.); Sheet: 35 × 22.5 cm (13 13/16 × 8 7/8 in.)

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The Avery Fund

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