Exhibition catalogue in English

Like there are stars in the Big Dipper, there are sons in Jukola
Illustrations for Aleksi Kivi's novel The Seven Brothers

26.9.–13.12.2020 in Erkkola

The Seven Brothers by Aleksis Kivi, the first novel written in Finnish, was released 150 years ago. This exhibition features illustrations for and inspired by the book and its author from several decades by numerous artists, such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Marcus Collin, Erkki Tanttu, Riitta Nelimarkka and Matti Visanti.

Main hall

1. Martta Wendelin
The Seven Brothers as Children on a Rock
illustration for Arvid Lydecken's children's book Isoisän iloisia tarinoita
ink and gouache 1953
Tuusula Art Museum

2. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Fight with the Toukola Boys
oil 1907
Rauma Art Museum

3. Erkki Tanttu
The Seven Brothers
original cover illustration for Aleksis Kivi's Mestariteokset III
private collection

4. Erkki Tanttu
Sexton, the Great Mediator
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

5. Riitta Nelimarkka
Tuomas
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
water color 1975
In the artist's ownership

6. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
The Brothers at a Bonfire
ink 1908
private collection

The books in the display cabinet:
• Aleksis Kivi, The Seven Brothers
Illustrated by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
• Kotiliesi 19/1934
Cover illustration by Martta Wendelin
• Aleksis Kivi, The Seven Brothers
Illustrated by Erkki Tanttu
• Aleksis Kivi, The Seven Brothers
Illustrated by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

7. Albert Gebhard
Aleksis Kivi
water color
Tuusula Art Museum

8. Erkki Tanttu
Jukola
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

9. Erkki Tanttu
The Merry Crowd of the Toukola Boys
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

10. Erkki Tanttu
Flight from Impivaara
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

11. Erkki Tanttu
Aapo Telling Stories
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

12. Riitta Nelimarkka
Tuomas at School
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
water color 1977
In the artist's ownership

13. Riitta Nelimarkka
On the Hiidenkivi Rock
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
water color 1977
In the artist's ownership

14. Riitta Nelimarkka
Autuas pako lukkarin puustellista
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
water color 1977
In the artist's ownership

15. Riitta Nelimarkka
Simeoni's Moontrip
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
water color 1978
In the artist's ownership

Author's Studio

16. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
The Fair Venla
vesiväri 1907
Finnish National Galley, Ateneum Art Museum, Ahlström collection

17. Marcus Collin
Rajamäki Regiment III
pastellimaalaus paperille 1947
HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Katarina and Leonard Bäcksbacka collection

18. Marcus Collin
Pako lukkarilasta
pastellimaalaus paperille 1945
HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Katarina and Leonard Bäcksbacka collection

19. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Impivaara from afar, sketch
water color and pencil 1907
Finnish National Galley, Ateneum Art Museum, Ahlström collection

20. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
The Knight and the Snake King, sketch water color and pencil 1906
Finnish National Galley, Ateneum Art Museum, Ahlström collection

21. Marcus Collin
Heading Home from a Fight II
pastellimaalaus paperille 1947
HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Katarina and Leonard Bäcksbacka collection

22. Marcus Collin
At a Christmas Fire
pastellimaalaus paperille 1946
HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Katarina and Leonard Bäcksbacka collection

23. Marcus Collin
Hiidenkivi Rock II
pastellimaalaus paperille 1946
HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Katarina and Leonard Bäcksbacka collection

24. Marcus Collin
Flight on a Christmas Night
pastellimaalaus paperille 1945
HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Katarina and Leonard Bäcksbacka collection

25. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Bear Hung from a Beam, sketch for an etching
ink and pencil, early 1900's
Finnish National Galley, Ateneum Art Museum, Ahlström collection

26. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
The Egg Thieves
ink and black chalk 1907
Finnish National Galley, Ateneum Art Museum, Ahlström collection

27. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Cabin Surrounded by Snow
ink 1907
Finnish National Galley, Ateneum Art Museum, Ahlström collection

28. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Flight from Impivaara
charcoal and watercolor 1907
Finnish National Galley, Ateneum Art Museum, Ahlström collection

29. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
A House on Stout Logs
water color 1906
Finnish National Galley, Ateneum Art Museum, Ahlström collection

30. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Fight on the Hiidenkivi Rock
ink and black chalk 1906
Finnish National Galley, Ateneum Art Museum, Ahlström collection

31. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
The Monster and the Maiden
ink 1907
Finnish National Galley, Ateneum Art Museum, Ahlström collection

32. Akseli Gallen-Kallela
The Boot-Leather Tower
ink, early 1900's
Finnish National Galley, Ateneum Art Museum, Ahlström collection

Stairway

33. Jaakko Hosia
Simeoni
acrylic 2004
Tuusula Art Museum

34. Jaakko Hosia
Eero
acrylic 2004
Tuusula Art Museum

35. Jaakko Hosia
Juhani
acrylic 2004
Tuusula Art Museum

36. Erkki Tanttu
Burning Eye of the Devil
Liqour Bottle
The Carelian Cuckoo
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

Bedroom (with the yellowish fireplace)

37. Matti Visanti
Aleksis Kivi
lithograph 1948
Tuusula Art Museum

38. Matti Visanti
Simeoni's Dream
lithograph 1948
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
Tuusula Art Museum

39. Matti Visanti
The Brothers and the Mother
lithograph 1948
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
Tuusula Art Museum

40. Riitta Nelimarkka
The Pale Maiden Charmed by the Monster
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
water color 1978
In the artist's ownership

41. Matti Visanti
Lauri's Dream
lithograph 1948
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
Tuusula Art Museum

42. Riitta Nelimarkka
Venla and Eero
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
water color 1977
In the artist's ownership

43. Riitta Nelimarkka
Lauri as a Mole
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
water color 1977
In the artist's ownership

44. Matti Visanti
Clearance
lithograph 1948
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
Tuusula Art Museum

Upper Hallway (with the green fireplace)

45. Erkki Tanttu
The Boys' Uncle
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

46. Jaakko Hosia
Aapo
acrylic 2004
Tuusula Art Museum

47. Jaakko Hosia
Tuomas
acrylic 2004
Tuusula Art Museum

48. Erkki Tanttu
Eero Reading a Paper
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi/ Erkki Tanttu collection

49. Erkki Tanttu
Dance at Jukola
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

Erkki Tanttu
50. Sketches for the back of the illustrated book, pencil
51. Printed cover paper for the casing of the book's first edition
52. The Brothers Clearing a Forest, printed telegram paper
53. The Brothers at Teerimäki, sketch for a telegram paper
ink on tracing paper 1961
private collection

The book in the display cabinet:
• Aleksis Kivi, The Seven Brothers
illustrated by Matti Visanti

54. Erkki Tanttu
Shooting the Bulls
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

55. Erkki Tanttu
Fight with the Bulls
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

56. Erkki Tanttu
Rural Police Chief
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

57. Erkki Tanttu
The Männistö Cabin
The Männistö Mistress and Venla
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

58. Erkki Tanttu
Raging Teacher
Jussi Swinging his Bag
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
ink on tracing paper 1961
The municipality of Nurmijärvi / Erkki Tanttu collection

Upper Parlour

59. Jaakko Hosia
Impivaara
acrylic 2004
Tuusula Art Museum

60. Riitta Nelimarkka
The Late Bulls of Viertola
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
water color 1977
In the artist's ownership

62. Matti Visanti
The Brothers amidst Forests and Mountains
lithograph 1948
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
Tuusula Art Museum

62. Matti Visanti
On the Teerimäki Esker
lithograph 1948
original illustration for The Seven Brothers
Tuusula Art Museum

63. Jaakko Hosia
Lauri
acrylic 2004
Tuusula Art Museum