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Einar Wegener(1882-1931)
Who is Einar Wegener?
Lili Ilse Elvenes (28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931), better known as Lili Elbe, was a Danish painter and transgender woman, and among the early recipients of sex reassignment surgery. She was a successful painter under her birth name Einar Magnus Andreas Wegener. After transitioning in 1930, she changed her legal name to Lili Ilse Elvenes and stopped painting; she later adopted the surname Elbe. She died from complications following a uterus transplant. The US and UK English versions of her semi-autobiographical narrative were published posthumously in 1933 under the title Man into Woman: An Authentic Record of a Change of Sex.

Early life: It is generally believed that Elbe was born in 1882, in Vejle, Denmark. Her year of birth is sometimes stated as 1886, which appears to be from a book about her which has some facts changed to protect the identities of the persons involved. Facts about the life of her wife Gerda Gottlieb suggest that the 1882 date is correct because they married while at college in 1904, when Elbe would have been just eighteen if the 1886 date were correct.

It is speculated that Elbe was intersex, although that has been disputed. Some reports indicate that she already had rudimentary ovaries in her abdomen and may have had Klinefelter syndrome.

Death: Elbe's immune system rejected the transplanted uterus, and the operation and a subsequent surgical revision caused infection, which led to her death from cardiac arrest on 13 September 1931, three months after the surgery.

Elbe was buried in Trinitatisfriedhof [de] (Trinity Cemetery) in Dresden. The grave was levelled in the 1960s. In April 2016, a new tombstone was inaugurated, financed by Focus Features, the production company of The Danish Girl. The tombstone does not record the date of Elbe's birth, just her name and places of birth and death.
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Einar Wegener (1883 - 1931), later Lili Elbe. Pont Royal in Paris.

Lot 477: Einar Wegener (1883 - 1931), later Lili Elbe. Pont Royal in Paris.

Auction Date: Sep 25, 2021

Estimate: €0 - €0

Description: Oil/canvas, 43 x 51 cm, lo. le. sign. and dat. Einar Wegener 1922 Paris. - Danish-German landscape painter. E. studied 1902-04 at the Copenhagen Academy and moved to Paris in 1912 with her partner Gerda Wegener and exhibited there in 1922 at the Salon. Born in a male body, she underwent gender reassignment surgery in 1930 in Dresden, the consequences of which she died of in 1931. Mus.: Vejle, Kolding. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit....

Location: Hamburg, DE

Auction House: Auktionshaus Stahl

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LILI ELBE (1882-1931) Trianon.

Lot 40: LILI ELBE (1882-1931) Trianon.

Auction Date: Jun 20, 2019

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Description: LILI ELBE (1882-1931)


Trianon.

Oil on canvas, 21 1/4x25 1/2 inches, 54x64 3/4 cm. Signed "Einar Wegener" in oil, lower left, signed and titled on the stretcher bar, verso. Circa 1920.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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Einar Wegener (Denmark, 1883 - 1931)

Lot 820: Einar Wegener (Denmark, 1883 - 1931)

Auction Date: Apr 29, 2018

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

Description: Einar Wegener (1883 - 1931) Oil on board painting of a wooded pathway with a village in the distance. Signed lower right. Sight Size: 14 x 20 in....

Location: Sarasota, FL, US

Auction House: Sarasota Estate Auction

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Einar Wegener (Danish, 1882-1931) Le Pont, Saint Michel, Paris, 21 x 25in.

Lot 1499: Einar Wegener (Danish, 1882-1931) Le Pont, Saint Michel, Paris, 21 x 25in.

Auction Date: May 15, 2014

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: Einar Wegener (Danish, 1882-1931)
oil on canvas,
Le Pont, Saint Michel, Paris,
signed,
21 x 25in.
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Location: Lewes, SXE, UK

Auction House: Gorringes

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Einar Wegener (Danish, 1882-1931)

Lot 93: Einar Wegener (Danish, 1882-1931)

Auction Date: Jan 29, 2014

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Description: Einar Wegener (Danish, 1882-1931) Le Pont Saint Michel, Paris signed and inscirbed ‘Einar Wegener / Paris’ (lower left) oil on canvas 21.1/4 x 25.1/2in. (54 x 64.7cm.)...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Einar WEGENER (Austrian 1883-1931 ) Landscape with

Lot 250: Einar WEGENER (Austrian 1883-1931 ) Landscape with

Auction Date: Apr 17, 2012

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: Einar WEGENER (Austrian 1883-1931 ) Landscape with castle, oil on board , signed lower right and in the back circa 1925, 15"x21" , 39x54cm...

Location: Delray Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions

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Einar Wegener (Denmark, 1883-1931)

Lot 150: Einar Wegener (Denmark, 1883-1931)

Auction Date: Mar 02, 2011

Estimate: $0 - $0

Description: Einar Wegener (Denmark, 1883-1931)
Burst of Sunlight on a Cloudy Day
signed and dated 'Einar Wegener 1927' (lower right)
oil on canvas
36½ x 28¾ in. (92.7 x 73 cm.)
Painted in 1927.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Einar Wegener (Denmark, 1883-1931)

Lot 150: Einar Wegener (Denmark, 1883-1931)

Auction Date: Mar 01, 2011

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Einar Wegener (Denmark, 1883-1931)
Burst of Sunlight on a Cloudy Day
signed and dated 'Einar Wegener 1927' (lower right)
oil on canvas
36½ x 28¾ in. (92.7 x 73 cm.)
Painted in 1927.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Einar Wegener: Landscape with house. Signed E.M.

Lot 644: Einar Wegener: Landscape with house. Signed E.M.

Auction Date: Feb 08, 2011

Estimate: €0 - €200

Description: Einar Wegener: Landscape with house. Signed E.M. Wegener, 1907. Oil on canvas. 33,5 x 42,5 cm....

Location: Copenhagen, DK

Auction House: Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers

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Einar WEGENER Landscape, oil on board 39x54cm

Lot 277: Einar WEGENER Landscape, oil on board 39x54cm

Auction Date: Dec 29, 2009

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Einar WEGENER Landscape, oil on board 39x54cm 15"x21" 1883-1931 Austrian, signed lower right and in the back circa 1925...

Location: Delray Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions

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Einar Wegener: Overlooking Munkebjerg Hill in

Lot 669: Einar Wegener: Overlooking Munkebjerg Hill in

Auction Date: May 27, 2009

Estimate: €405 - €535

Description: Einar Wegener: Overlooking Munkebjerg Hill in Vejle, Denmark. Signed and dated E. M. Wegener 1908. Oil on canvas. 39 x 55 cm....

Location: Copenhagen, DK

Auction House: Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers

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