Portrait of Young Woman, the Artist's Sister, Anna Hammershøi
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After researching this painting, including the museum which holds it, this appears to be the best rendering of Hammershøi's painting to date, but the version adjacent is so beautiful it should not be replaced or deleted. _____ Hammershøi's portrait of his sister Anna was painted when the artist was 21. The Danish Royal Academy passed over the work when judging the 1885 Neuhausen Prize, and the omission prompted a furious backlash from fellow artists who saw considerable potential in the young painter's work. This was the start of a revolt against censorship at the Royal Academy Spring Exhibition which later led to the founding of the Free Exhibition in 1891. _____ View at the Hirschsprung: http://hirschsprung.dk/Image.aspx?id=100&col=6
Owner/Location: Hirschsprung Collection - Copenhagen (Denmark)
Dates: 1885
Artist age:Approximately 21 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 112.4 cm (44.25 in.), Width: 91.3 cm (35.94 in.)
Medium: Unknown
Entered by: Member on 02 February 2013.
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