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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 51.7 cm
Width 61.5 cm
Depth 3.1 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Vilhelm Hammershøi
Accession number 3750 (MK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with support of: Vereniging Rembrandt (mede dankzij haar Maljers-De Jongh Fonds), BankGiro Loterij en een gift van een particulier uit Rotterdam 2014
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 2014
Age artist About 47 years old
Internal exhibitions Hammershoi en Ilsted (2016)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions TEFAF 2017 (2017)
Face-to-Face with Images (2017)

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Vilhelm Hammershøi

Kopenhagen 1864 - Kopenhagen 1916

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