The Garden Girl

Amélie Lundahl1885

Ateneum Art Museum

Ateneum Art Museum
Helsinki, Finland

The Garden Girl was painted in Brittany, France. Amélie Lundahl had studied in Paris, but like many of her fellow-artists also spent many summers on the French coast, painting local landscapes and people. Those years in France between 1877 and 1885, and especially her time in Brittany, were a fruitful period in her artistic development. The Garden Girl is an example of the realistic plein air painting which was a popular trend at the time. To capture the real feeling of the moment Lundahl painted the work outside in the natural setting, rather than in the studio.


  • Title: The Garden Girl
  • Creator: Amélie Lundahl
  • Creator Lifespan: 1850/1914
  • Creator Nationality: Finnish
  • Creator Gender: female
  • Creator Death Place: Helsinki
  • Creator Birth Place: Oulu
  • Date Created: 1885
  • Physical Dimensions: w67 x h100 cm
  • Inventory number: A I 224
  • Dimensions: 100 x 67 cm
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Ateneum Art Museum, http://www.fng.fi/informationandresearch/photographicservice
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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