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Artist: Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865–1931)
Alternative names: Axél Waldemar Gallén
Title: The Artist's Mother
Object type: Painting
Description: This is the artist’s mother in a remarkable, enigmatic portrait. Intimate and monumental at the same time. On the one hand a spitting image, on the other a sculpture in a dreamlike landscape seemingly situated beyond time and space. The portrait is dated 1896, the year before Akseli Gallen-Kallela cast her as the main figure in one of his most famous paintings, Lemminkäinen’s Mother – a motif inspired by Finland’s national epic, Kalevala.
Medium (Swedish): Tempera på duk
Dimensions: Height: 33 cm (13 in). Width: 29 cm (11.4 in).
Framed: Height: 50 cm (19.7 in). Width: 45 cm (17.7 in). Depth: 12 cm (4.7 in).
Inscriptions (Swedish): Signerad: AXEL GALLÉN KALLELA. 1896.