Eva Béve (1871- 1922)
Tivoli, Villa d’Este
June 2023 an oil painting by her hand showing Villa d’Este surfaced in a Swedish auction.
Like many of her German and Scandinavian artist sisters she travelled to Italy but also to the Netherlands visiting Volendam and Marken and probably staying at Artist Hotel Spaander in Volendam (1911). Recently (2022) two of her Italian woodblock prints surfaced in an auction. Dated 1909 they show the influence of her woodblock teacher Carl Thiemann. His iconic Venice prints are dated from 1909 which may be suggestive for a combined trip? Of her Italian adventure and visit to Venice several oil paintings are known. The blue parrot print is also known as an unsigned supplement edition.