Woman and Parasol (1886). Albert Edelfelt (Finnish, 1854-1905).
Edelfelt admired the poet laureate Johan Ludvig Runeberg who was a friend of the family. The company of Runeberg had a lasting impact on Edelfelt, who from time to time turned to scenes from Finnish history in his paintings. Edelfelt went on to illustrate Runeberg’s epic poem The Tales of Ensign Stål.