Aino Bach

(1901 - 1980)

Väike Leena. 1959

Soft lacquer. Plm 24 x 19 cm (not framed)
price 2 589 (sold)


Aino Bach "Väike Leena"

Aino Bach "Väike Leena"

Aino Bach, most probably the most famous female Estonian graphical artist, took up her studies at “Pallas” as a painter, but she still turned into a graphical artist under the hand of Ado Vabbe. The creation of Bach, who graduated from the school in the year 1935, underwent a rapid development also at the end of the same decade and Bach became in a couple of years one of the most significant young authors. The 1940ies brought about the suppression of the whole local artistic scene, also Bach, whose adaptation with the emerged circumstances was quite painless, did not achieve her initial level until the 1950ies. According to the opinion of Lehti Viiroja (with which agree a number of people) the second half of the 1950ies can be regarded the second flourishing period of Bach’s creation.
“Leena” depicts a child, one of the favourite models of graphical artists, as her facial features and postures are provocative. This graphical sheet is preceded also by a drawing, which bears the same title, which clearly refers to the importance of the work for Bach, as the piece of art has been elaborated so carefully. Similarily with “Poiss”, also “Leena” becomes a symbol, it is not just a detailed depiction of a child. If “Poiss” gave a hunch of optimism and vitality of a slum-boy, then “Leena” is considerably more melancholic, serious, deeper. Differently from the creation of the 1930ies, when for Bach was of importance the abundance of details in the picture and detailed covering of a picture from one edge to another, “Leena” has been cleansed of any possible decorative noise. Here the artist has reached a certain clarity, she does not need additional attributes, but she is able to concentrate only on the essence of things. The figure in the middle of an empty sheet emphasizes in its turn the lowered head, careless locks of hair, a glance, which has been directed away from the viewer and meanings, which accompany them. And of course here is the proof number, the first successful proof, with which Bach was happy with.

Appearance in auctions

(sold)"> (sold)ILLUSTRATSIOONID M. RAUA “VALITUD LUULETUSTELE
Aino Bach
ILLUSTRATSIOONID M. RAUA “VALITUD LUULETUSTELE
1946. (not framed)
HAUS / III AUCTION, 1998 autumn Haus Gallery 26.10.1998
920
Final price: 920
(sold)"> (sold)LAPSED
Aino Bach
LAPSED
1950. 55 x 45 cm (not framed)
HAUS / III AUCTION, 1998 autumn Haus Gallery 26.10.1998
831
Final price: 831
(sold)"> (sold)Akt
Aino Bach
Akt
1958. Aquatint 26 x 24 cm
HAUS / IV AUCTION, 1999 spring Haus Gallery 26.04.1999-24.04.1999
575
Final price: 959
Tütarlapsed
Aino Bach
Tütarlapsed
1936. Aquatint Plm 27 x 23 cm
HAUS / VIII AUCTION, 2001 spring Haus Gallery 26.04.2001
352
Final price:
Naine peegliga
Aino Bach
Naine peegliga
1938. Plm 39 x 30 cm
HAUS / X AUCTION, 2002 spring Haus Gallery 09.05.2002
479
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Väike Leena
Aino Bach
Väike Leena
1959. Soft lacquer Plm 24 x 19 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIth ART AUCTION, 2005 spring Haus Gallery 25.04.2005
671
Final price: 2 588
(sold)"> (sold)Poiss
Aino Bach
Poiss
1938. Aquatint Plm 38 x 28 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIth ART AUCTION, 2005 spring Haus Gallery 25.04.2005
831
Final price: 2 397
(sold)"> (sold)Akt
Aino Bach
Akt
1958. Aquatint 26 x 23 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIII ART AUCTION, 2006 spring. Old Masters Graphics and Drawing Haus Gallery 20.04.2006
767
Final price: 1 662
(sold)"> (sold)Tütarlapsed
Aino Bach
Tütarlapsed
1936-1937. aquatint plm 27 x 22 cm
HAUS GALLERY XXI ART AUCTION 2007 autumn Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 11.10.2007
895
Final price: 895
(sold)"> (sold)Magav laps
Aino Bach
Magav laps
1955. dry point plm 17 x 18.3 cm
HAUS GALLERY XXI ART AUCTION 2007 autumn Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 11.10.2007
1 342
Final price: 6 263
(sold)"> (sold)Väike Leena
Aino Bach
Väike Leena
1959. soft varnish plm 23.8 x 19.6 cm
HAUS GALLERY XXI ART AUCTION 2007 autumn Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 11.10.2007
1 214
Final price: 2 940
(sold)"> (sold)Väike Leena
Aino Bach
Väike Leena
1959. soft lacquer plm 23.8 x 19.6 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXII ART AUCTION 2008 spring. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 22.04.2008
1 023
Final price: 2 301
Vinjett teosele
Aino Bach
Vinjett teosele "Mustlaste muinasjutte"
1938. etching, aquatint plm 8.4 x 5.6 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXII ART AUCTION 2008 spring. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 22.04.2008
352
Final price:
Illustratsioon
Aino Bach
Illustratsioon "Mustlaste muinasjuttudele"
1938. aquatint, eau forte Plm 18.5 x 12.3 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 28.10.2008
320
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Magav laps
Aino Bach
Magav laps
1955. Plm 17 x 18.3 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 28.10.2008
1 470
Final price: 2 333
Linda Poobuse portree
Aino Bach
Linda Poobuse portree
1957. dry point Plm 36.4 x 28.3 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIII ART AUCTION 2008 autumn. Old Masters Graphics and Drawings Haus Gallery 28.10.2008
1 023
Final price:
Naine peegliga II osamakse
Aino Bach
Naine peegliga II osamakse
1937. aquatint, drypoint plm 38.1 x 30.4 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 01.10.2010-10.10.2010
767
Final price:
Aadu Hindi portree
Aino Bach
Aadu Hindi portree
1940. etching, aquatint plm 35.2 x 25.3 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 01.10.2010-10.10.2010
511
Final price:
Aknal
Aino Bach
Aknal
1937. aquatint plm 34.3 x 27.3 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 01.10.2010-10.10.2010
767
Final price:
Meditsiinikooli õpilane
Aino Bach
Meditsiinikooli õpilane
1955. drypoint plm 18.7 x 16.6 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 01.10.2010-10.10.2010
447
Final price:
Koreograafilise kooli õpilane
Aino Bach
Koreograafilise kooli õpilane
1961. etching, aquatint plm 40.7 x 24.7 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 01.10.2010-10.10.2010
447
Final price:
Illustratsioon
Aino Bach
Illustratsioon "Mustlasmuinasjuttudele" (Tüdruk põrsastega)
1938. etching, aquatint plm 18.2 x 13.5 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 01.10.2010-10.10.2010
447
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Väike Leena
Aino Bach
Väike Leena
1959. vernis mou plm 23.8 x 19.6 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 26.10.2012
1 700
Final price: 1 700
(sold)"> (sold)Väike Leena
Aino Bach
Väike Leena
1959. vernis mou plm 23.8 x 19.6 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
1 500
Final price: 1 500
Aknal
Aino Bach
Aknal
1938. aquatint plm 34 x 27.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXIX AUCTION 2016 spring Haus Gallery 30.03.2016
1 100
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Väike Leena
Aino Bach
Väike Leena
1959. vernis mou plm 23.8 x 19.6 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXIX AUCTION 2016 spring Haus Gallery 30.03.2016
1 300
Final price: 1 300
Kaks naisakti
Aino Bach
Kaks naisakti
1938. Km 41 x 31.7 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's anniversary auction Haus Gallery 03.11.2017
2 100
Final price: 2 100
(sold)"> (sold)Tütarlapse portree
Aino Bach
Tütarlapse portree
1976. Km 37 x 26.5 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's spring auction Haus Gallery 27.04.2018
2 200
Final price: 2 200
Tütarlapse portree
Aino Bach
Tütarlapse portree
1964. Monotype km 35 x 30 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's Autumn Auction Haus Gallery 01.11.2018
3 300
Final price:
Neiu sinise baretiga
Aino Bach
Neiu sinise baretiga
1968. Monotype km 36.5 x 29.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY'S AUTUMN AUCTION 2019 Haus Gallery 04.10.2019-31.10.2019
1 900
Final price:
Little Leena
Aino Bach
Little Leena
1959. Vernis mou Plm 23.8 x 19.6 cm (framed)
AUTUMN 2020 Haus Gallery 30.10.2020
1 400
Final price: 3 300

Appearance in exhibitions

Ema lapsega
Aino Bach
Ema lapsega
1937. aquatint plm 39.3 x 30.8 cm (framed)
Haus 2 15.12.2009-01.02.2010
price: 1 470

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