Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann

(Danish, 1819-1881)

The Stocking-Mender 

circa 1868

Of Royal Interest - from the personal Collection of Queen Victoria

Exhibited at The Berlin Academy of Arts (1868), under the title "Strumpfstopferin by Elisabeth Jerichau" 

where purchased by Victoria, Crown Princess of Prussia.

​also exhibited under the title: 'Strømpestoppersken'

also called: 'Peasant Woman of North Germany'


Oil on Canvas

14 inches by 10 inches (23 inches by 19 inches framed)
In a period giltwood frame with extensive provenance details to the reverse.

Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann (Danish, 1819-1881) ​The Stocking-Mender circa 1868


    416 666 6295



  • Literature: 

    Catalogued by Sir Arthur Durrant in his Osborne House Inventory of 1876, p.330, no.513, as follows: 'PEASANT WOMAN OF NORTH GERMANY.... MADAME JERICHAU-BAUMANN An interior ; whole length figure, seated, and mending a stocking. No. 513.  Canvas.  1 ft. 2in. x 10in. Given to the Queen by the Crown Princess of Prussia, Christmas, 1868." (additional pencil notation circa 1931 reading: "HRH Pcss Christian")


    Given to Queen Victoria by her eldest daughter Victoria, Crown Princess of Prussia, Christmas 1868; Collection of Edward VII, at Osborne House until 1904 when removed from the Main Wing-First Floor which was converted to a convalescent home by 1911; Collection of George V; gifted to Her Royal Highness Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (third daughter of Queen Victoria) between 1910-1923; bequeathed to HRH Princess Helena Victoria and HRH Princess Marie Louise (grand-daughters of Queen Victoria), Schomberg House, London, after 1923; Collection of Lou Goldberg (1921-2015), Montreal, Canada.

    Baraset House thanks Dr Jerzy Miskowiak, author of Jerichau-Baumann's upcoming catalogue raisonne, for his assistance in cataloguing this picture. Also many thanks to The Royal Collection Trust UK at St James's Palace and Michael Hunter, Curator of Osborne House, for their assistance in tracing the provenance of this work within the Royal Collection.