Provenance research

Provenance research is an inherent part of museum work. Information pertaining to provenance and context, i.e. information about previous owners and about the use of artefacts, contributes to the museum value of an object or a work of art in the highest degree. The better these are known, the more the object tells us about its times and itself and the more versatile is its use in exhibitions, publications and research.

At the moment, changes in the ownership of works of art during the period between the World Wars are very much in focus. See below the list for works in Ateneum’s collections of foreign art whose provenance between the years 1933–45 has not yet been fully investigated. To facilitate this work, it is in the interest of the museums to make public those works of art on whose provenance other researchers may be able to shed light. Further information on the subject can be found on the Finnish Museums Association site.

 

Works of foreign art in the Ateneum Art Museum collections whose provenance between the years 1933–45 has not yet been fully investigated

Chervin, Louis (1905–1969), Montreuil s/Mer, Shore Landscape, pencil
Chervin, Louis, Shore Landscape, pencil and charcoal
Chervin, Louis, Shore Landscape, charcoal
Chervin, Louis, Shore Landscape, pencil and charcoal
Chervin, Louis, Shore Landscape, pencil

Degas, Edgar (1834–1917), Avant la course (Longchamps), charcoal

Dehoorn, Jean (1884–1937), Still Life on a Chair, 1928, oil on cardboard

Dücker, Eugene (1841–1916), Calf Head, oil on paper

Falquière, Alexandre (1831–1900), Diana, bronze

Funi, Achille (d. 1972), Lighthouse of Trieste, 1935, oil on plywood

Gillioli, Émile (1911–1977), “Mirror”, bronze

Gleizes, Albert, Bermuda, 1917, gouache, pencil and watercolour on paper

Guidi, Virgilio (1891–1984), Woman Sleeping, 1935, oil on canvas

Guillaumin, Armand (1841–1927), Commandeur Woods, colour pencil on paper

Heine, Thomas Theodor (1867–1948), Alpdrücken, black chalk

Helleu, Paul-César (1859–1927), Portrait of a Man, Indian ink

Herbin, Auguste (1882–1960), Composition, 1918, watercolour on paper

Jacque, Ch., Cock, oil on canvas

Jamieson, Alexander (1873–1937), View from Flazwell Heath, Buckingham, 1913, oil on wood

Kokoschka, Oskar (1886–1980), Self-Portrait, charcoal

Kulikov, Ivan Semenovitš (1875–1941), Sea Landscape, 1893, oil on canvas

Kunwald, Cesar (b. 1870), Man Mourning, 1929, oil on canvas

Lorentzon, Waldemar (1899–1984), Advent, 1933, oil on canvas

Magnelli, Alberto (1888–1971), Composition, 1942, gouache and pencil

Maksimov, Vasili Maksimovitš (1844–1911), Russian Cottage Interior, 1872, oil on canvas

Marussig, Pietro (1879–1937), Landscape from Liguria, c. 1932, oil on wood

Meunier, Constantin (1831–1905), Old Man Sitting, watercolour on paper

Milles, Carl (1875–1955), Struggle for Survival, 1899–1900, bronze
Milles, Carl, Girl with Cat, 1901, bronze

Forgery, previously attr.: Monet, Claude (1840–1926), White Horses, oil on canvas

Forgery, previously attr.: Renoir, Auguste (1841–1919), Young Girl, oil on wood

Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš (1844–1930), Landscape from Tšugujev, 1867, watercolour and gouache on paper
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, The Scythe Man, 1876, watercolour on paper
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Farmhouse Yard, 1878, oil on canvas
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Young Boy Carrying an Icon, sketch, 1880, oil on hardboard
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Christ at the Feast, 1880, pencil
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Girl at the Table, 1883, oil on canvas
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, St Nicholas, sketch, 1888, oil on canvas
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Cossack Laughing, study for the Zaporogs, 1880-1891, red and black chalk
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Landscape, Well, pencil
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Landscape, pencil
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, The Duel, sketch, c. 1896, oil on canvas
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Young Woman in Pink, 1903, oil on canvas
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, On the Shore, 1903, watercolour, gouache and pencil
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Adelina Patti, study, oil on canvas
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Konstantin Nikolai Lebedev, study for the painting Puskin at the Lyceum Exams, c. 1911, pencil
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Doctor Writing, 1919, oil on canvas
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Woman at the Table, 1925, watercolour and pencil on paper
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Study of Two Peasant Boys’ Heads, oil on hardboard
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Carriage Drivers Warming Themselves, oil on canvas
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Peasant Girl in a Scarf, sketch, oil on canvas
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Man in a Historical Costume with a Tiara, oil on wood
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Christ Clears up the Synagogue, pencil
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Boy with Red Face, black chalk and red colour pencil on paper
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Man Pushing a Pole, charcoal and watercolour on paper
Repin, Ilja Jefimovitš, Portrait of a Girl, oil on canvas

Sironi, Mario (1885–1961), Gathering, 1932, oil on canvas

Forgery, previously attr.: Sisley, Alfred (1839–1899), Winter Landscape, oil on canvas
Forgery, previously attr.: Sisley, Alfred, Spring Landscape from England, oil on canvas

Tosi, Arturo (1871–1956), Lago d’Iseo, 1930, oil on canvas

Valtat, Louis (1869–1952), Landscape, oil on canvas

Verestshagin, Vasili (1842–1904), Snowy Mountains, oil on canvas

Willumsen, Jens Ferdinand (1863–1958), Woman Sitting on a Mountain, 1902, watercolour on paper

Vlaminck, Maurice de (1876–1958), By the Water, 1919, oil on canvas

Vrubel, Mihail (1856–1910), The Sea Princess (Nadezhda Zabela-Vrubel in Rimski-Korsakov’s opera Sadko), sketch, c. 1897, watercolour and pencil on paper

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