Site Meter
Dancing ShoesHelene Schjerfbeck  1882
The sitter in Helene Schjerfbeck’s Dancing Shoes of 1882 was   her cousin Esther Lupander. She had extremely long legs, and those who   declared that no child could have such long legs would be told by   Helene, “In that case you haven’t seen Esther Lupander.” It was this   characteristic that led to the picture also being called The Grasshopper. The picture was sold for a record $5,936,775 at Sotheby’s London on May 30, 2008.

Dancing Shoes
Helene Schjerfbeck  1882

The sitter in Helene Schjerfbeck’s Dancing Shoes of 1882 was her cousin Esther Lupander. She had extremely long legs, and those who declared that no child could have such long legs would be told by Helene, “In that case you haven’t seen Esther Lupander.” It was this characteristic that led to the picture also being called The Grasshopper. The picture was sold for a record $5,936,775 at Sotheby’s London on May 30, 2008.

 
  1. sarita-aline reblogged this from dientes-de-leche and added:
    Helene Schjerfbeck - Dancing Shoes
  2. artzooosaxx reblogged this from alexandrainspire
  3. anabeell44 reblogged this from alexandrainspire
  4. alexandrainspire reblogged this from allthingsfinnish
  5. andwithawordallcanchange reblogged this from diasalvajes
  6. sydneycartonshead reblogged this from discolouring
  7. xxdr reblogged this from discolouring
  8. dirtyswampwitch reblogged this from discolouring
  9. dientes-de-leche reblogged this from diasalvajes and added:
    Dancing Shoes Helene Schjerfbeck 1882
  10. sheisintheclass-a-team reblogged this from diasalvajes
  11. pilynator reblogged this from cousins-are-strange
  12. lapictorial reblogged this from polyeucte-melitena
  13. cousins-are-strange reblogged this from dilution
  14. dilution reblogged this from allthingsfinnish
  15. allthingsfinnish posted this