Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Study with small boat. Signed Einar Wegener. Oil on cardboard; painted on both sides. 23 x 28 cm. Â Provenance: Directly from the artist and hence by descent in the family of the previous owner.Â A rare original work by the Danish artist, a transgender woman who was one of the first identifiable recipients of sex reassignment surgery. Elbe was born Einar Magnus Andreas Wegener and was a successful painter under that name. She also presented as Lili (sometimes spelled Lily) and was publicly introduced as Einar's sister. After successfully transitioning in 1930, she made a legal name change to Lili Ilse Elvenes and stopped painting altogether. She died from complications of one of her sex reassignment surgeries.Â Â Â Her autobiography,Â Man into Woman, was posthumously published in 1933 and in 2000,Â David EbershoffÂ wroteÂ The Danish Girl, a fictionalized account of the life of Lili Elbe, whichÂ was an international bestseller and was translated into a dozen languages. In 2015 it was made into a successfulÂ film, also calledÂ The Danish Girl, produced byÂ Gail MutruxÂ andÂ Neil LaButeÂ and starringÂ Eddie RedmayneÂ as Elbe.Â (Inventory #: 13258)
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