Birgit Hygrell, Art Deco Portrait Of A Woman

Birgit Hygrell, Art Deco Portrait Of A Woman

A gentle early 20th-century portrait of a woman by Swedish painter, Birgit Hygrell (1903-1972).

Hygrell was a versatile and widely-exhibited painter who studied in Gothenburg and later at the Stockholm School of Art. This particular piece was created just two years after she left Stockholm at the age of 24.

It’s inscribed in the lower left ‘Till Tant Ester’, which translates as ’To Aunt Ester’. Could it be a self-portrait perhaps? Or is it Aunt Ester herself?

The portrait is signed and dated in the lower right.

Oil on canvas
12” x 15” / 30cm x 38cm
Year of creation
Good overall with no significant issues. Light craquelure in areas.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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