Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough:
Selections from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr.
through January 18, 2014
Drawn from the distinguished private collection of Ambassador
John L. Loeb Jr., Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to
the Modern Breakthrough traces Danish art from the early
19th through the early 20th centuries—a period that saw the
emergence of a distinctive national approach to painting
Composed of 37 paintings and drawings, the exhibition
features the work of a range of artists, including Nicolai
Abildgaard, the first history painter of note to be trained at the
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts; the “Danish Golden Age”
artists Christen Købke, L.A. Smith, and Vilhelm Kyhn; and the
modern painters Berthe Wegmann, Anna and Michael Ancher,
P.S. Krøyer, and his pupils Harald Slott-Møller and the
internationally-renowned Vilhelm Hammershøi.
Berthe Wegmann (1847 – 1926), Interior with a Bunch of Wild Flowers, Tyrol, c.1882 Oil on canvas, 35 ¾ x 41 ⅔ in (91 x 105 cm) Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr.