Anna Ancher Painting a Model
  • Anna Ancher Painting a Model

    TitleAnna Ancher Painting a Model
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 56 x 44 cm
    Frame: (h x b) 69 x 57,5 cm
  • DatingMade probably 1887
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Michael Ancher, Danish, born 1849, dead 1927
  • Depicted PersonAnna Ancher, Danish, born 1859, dead 1935
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 7440
  • AcquisitionInventoried 2018 (Purchase 2017 Wiros Fund)
  • Description
    Images and media

    Here Michael Ancher portrays his wife at work painting one of the local villagers. Professionally the two were remarkably equal for married artists during the late 19th century. They often painted each other’s portraits, which can be probably be viewed an expression of respect for the other’s character and artistic oeuvre.