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The Convalescent

As Schjerfbeck often had problems finding enough models, art dealer Gösta Stenman persuaded her to produce new versions of her old paintings in the form of lithographs. Learning a new technique at the age of 76 was not easy for Schjerfbeck. In lithography the image is drawn in wax crayon onto stone or a metal plate, then transferred onto paper. Schjerfbeck’s habit of experimenting with several lin…