The Artist Jeanna Bauck
  • TitleThe Artist Jeanna Bauck
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 106 x 85 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 116 x 95 x 6 cm
  • DatingSigned 1881
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Bertha Wegmann, Danish, born 1847, dead 1926
  • Depicted PersonJeanna Bauck, Swedish, born 1840, dead 1926
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 2828
  • AcquisitionGift 1930 Ms Toni Agnes Möller-Wegmann
  • Collection Ljus och mörkerKvinnliga konstnärer الضوء والظلامالنساء الفنانات
  • Description
    Images and media

    In Paris, Bertha Wegmann painted this informal and sensitive portrait of Jeanna Bauck sitting on a table with a book in her hand. Next to the artist is a palette and brushes. The light falls in from the studio window, illuminating her curly hair. The forward-leaning pose contributes to the strong presence of the sitter and creates a sense of intimacy. The painting was awarded an honorable mention at the Paris Salon in 1881 and marked Wegmann’s breakthrough as a portraitist.