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Girl's Face, from Spring Fresco of Jusélius Mausoleum

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

Date:

1905

Artist:

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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Artist

Axeli Gallen-Kallela

Title

Girl's Face, from Spring Fresco of Jusélius Mausoleum

Origin

Finland

Date

Made 1905

Medium

Mezzotint in black on cream wove paper

Dimensions

180 × 138 mm (image); 184 × 143 mm (plate); 350 × 225 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Avery Fund

Reference Number

1924.124

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