Vilhelm Hammershoi Interior 1899

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
Interior
Date 1899
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 645 x 581 mm
frame: 725 x 660 x 63 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented in memory of Leonard Borwick by his friends through the Art Fund 1926
Reference
N04106
Not on display

Display caption

As in this case, the interiors by the Danish artist Hammershoi are usually of his own house in Copenhagen. Several others also include a figure seen from behind, but many are of the empty rooms. He travelled and exhibited in Europe, and was well known in London early in this century. He had lived here in 1896-7, partly in the hope of meeting Whistler, whom he admired.

January 1990

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