The Donor's Works — Old Art in the Collections of the Amos Anderson Art Museum

Malmström, Synnöve; Ojala, Stella; Kokkonen, Jüri
Title: The Donor's Works — Old Art in the Collections of the Amos Anderson Art Museum
Authors: Malmström, Synnöve (Author)
Ojala, Stella (Photographs by)
Kokkonen, Jüri (Translator)
Product number: 9789522226563
Product form: Hardcover
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Publisher: SKS Kirjat
Series: Kirjokansi 101
Edition: 2015
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 187
Product family: Art and Architecture
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Finnish library classification: 70.9 Yleinen taidehistoria
YSO - General Finnish ontology: taidekokoelmat, kokoelmat, taidemuseot, kuvataide, maalaustaide, taidehistoria
The Amos Anderson Art Museum has a small collection of old art that was mostly owned privately by the donor, Amos Anderson (18781961), who was a Finnish newspaper and publishing magnate and a friend of art and culture. Mainly consisting of religious art, it was dear to Anderson and the works were mounted on the walls of his home, which was opened as an art museum in 1965.

This collection of old art was long regarded as being of modest value and mostly consisting of copies of original works. Recent studies of the collection have revealed, however, that there are also authentic works among the copies. The Donors Works presents the most interesting pieces and discusses attributions of works, problematic motifs, and the surprising results of technical investigations of the artworks.