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19th Century European Paintings

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Svend Hammershøi
1873 - 1948
DANISH
VIEW OF NØRREGADE, COPENHAGEN

iscised with initials inscribed and dated 1926 lower right
oil on canvas
67 by 62cm., 26½ by 24½in.
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Provenance

Sale: Kunsthallen Copenhagen, 22 April 1998, lot 65
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Designer, painter and trained ceramicist, Svend Hammershøi was the younger brother of Vilhelm Hammershøi (lot 4). He studied in 1889 at a technical school in Copenhagen before being admitted to the Kongelige Akademi for de Skonne Kunster. In 1944 he received the Eckersberg medal. While Vilhelm focused on interiors, Svend preferred open air landscapes and historic buildings often obscured by leafless branches on cold winter days. As in most of Svend's compositions, colours of olive-green and ochreous red emphasize both of his favorite themes: trees and architecture. In this painting, a poetic dimension is evoked by the trees dominating the foreground.

19th Century European Paintings

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