Landscape, From Lejre
  • TitleLandscape, From Lejre
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 41 x 68 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 55 x 81 x 7 cm
  • DatingMade 1905
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Vilhelm Hammershøi, Danish, born 1864, dead 1919
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 2248
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1920
  • Description
    Images and media

    Vilhelm Hammershøi’s landscapes often, as here, lack people. Instead his vision is focused on a few prominent features – the curved shapes of the fields, echoed by the rounded hills and verdant copses. Together with the white summer clouds, the landscape offers a sense of unimpeded, billowing rhythm. In 1905 Hammershøi painted a series of landscapes from the district of Lejre on Zealand in Denmark, which included this painting.