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The Balcony Room at Spurveskjul

The Balcony Room at Spurveskjul

Vilhelm Hammershøi (in 1911)

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In 1911 Hamershøi rented a villa, Spurvesjkul (sparrows’ refuge) outside Copenhagen, where he spent the summer with his wife. While they were there he painted this study, which he was to use for a self-portrait. The artist travelled widely in Europe as a young man; in the Netherlands he was profoundly impressed by seventeenth-century painters like Johannes Vermeer and Pieter de Hooch.

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Title The Balcony Room at Spurveskjul
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height Error: 51,7 is not a valid BCD value cm
Width Error: 61,5 is not a valid BCD value cm
Depth Error: 3,5 is not a valid BCD value cm
Artists Artist: Vilhelm Hammershøi
Accession number 3750 (MK)
Credits Purchased with the support of Rembrandt Association (thanks to its Maljers-De Jongh Fonds), FriendsLottery and a donation from a private individual from Rotterdam, 2014
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 2014
Creation date in 1911
Internal exhibitions Hammershoi en Ilsted (2016)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Lievelingen (2024)
External exhibitions TEFAF 2017 (2017)
Face-to-Face with Images (2017)
Vilhelm Hammershøi (2022)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen @ Rijksmuseum (2023)

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Vilhelm Hammershøi

Kopenhagen 1864 - Kopenhagen 1916

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