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Lot 473

Emil Westman Painting, Lady with Birdcage

Estimate: $400 - $500

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Emil Westman (Swedish/Danish, 1894-1935) oil on canvas painting depicting a woman in a blue dress, seated at a window opening, with blue light spilling onto her hair and face. Behind her sits a blue table holding two caged birds and a small blue-tinted landscape painting hangs overhead. Signed Emil Westman lower right and dated '56, also signed en verso. Housed in a blue painted frame. Sight: 35" H x 26" W. Framed: 40" H x 31" W. Biography: Emil Westman was one of the founding members of the Swedish-Danish art school Koloristerne. He studied at Herlufsholm School and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. He moved to Copenhagen in 1913 where he became a Danish citizen, and studied under Kristian Zahrtmann.

The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, Tennessee.


Painting does not fit well in frame. Scattered craquelure and light buckling to canvas.