Museum closed 10-25.6.2024 due to change of exhibition.

Works by Helene Schjerfbeck and Verner Thomé to Villa Gyllenberg Art Museum

Works by Helene Schjerfbeck and Verner Thomé to Villa Gyllenberg Art Museum

Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation, that maintains the Villa Gyllenberg Art Museum, has purchased three new works in may 2024. Two of the paintings, Helene Schjerfbeck's Lady in red and black, ca. 1930, oil on canvas and Verner Thomé's Portrait of Dora Estlander, 1910, oil on canvas, were bought via Galerie Donner in Helsinki. The third piece, Helene Schjerfbeck's The Fleeing Countess, 1917, charcoal, watercolour and gouache on paper, was purchased from a private collection, and it is on display until June 9th 2024 as a part the Schjerfbeck & fashion - art and fashion history 1880-1950 exhibition.

"These works fit perfectly into our art collection. Lady in red and black was previously owned by Ane Gyllenberg, but he gave it early on to one of his daughters, who's decendants passed it further on. We are very happy to see the painting returning to Villa Gyllenberg, and now the amount of Schjerfbeck works in our collection is 41", says the museum's Chief Curator Lotta Nylund.

Lady in red and black and Portrait of Dora Estlander will be on display in the museum's upcoming Spirit of the Times - Collection Ane Gyllenberg exhibition from June 26th 2024 to September 29th 2024.

Helene Schjerfbeck: The Fleeing Countess, 1917, coal, watercolour and gouach on paper, Villa Gyllenberg / Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation. Photo: Matias Uusikylä.
Helene Schjerfbeck: The Fleeing Countess, 1917, coal, watercolour and gouach on paper, Villa Gyllenberg / Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation. Photo: Matias Uusikylä.
Verner Thomé: Portrait of Dora Estlander, 1910, oil on canvas, Villa Gyllenberg / Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation. Photo: Matias Uusikylä.
Verner Thomé: Portrait of Dora Estlander, 1910, oil on canvas, Villa Gyllenberg / Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation. Photo: Matias Uusikylä.