Johannes Larsen painting on loan to the museum

03. August 2015 | Johannes Larsen Museum

A man who inherited a painting by Johannes Larsen has been so kind as to lend it to the museum for two years. It was painted in 1929 and shows flying and swimming eider ducks. 

The current owner’s great-grandfather was Peter Christoffer Klokker Hansen, who was originally a sailor. When he stopped sailing the seven seas, he founded and ran a sawmill operation by Kerteminde harbour. The company’s major product was fish crates, which Kerteminde’s fishermen and fish dealers needed. Klokker Hansen also made mouldings for Johannes Larsen’s picture frames, and the artist gave the sawmill owner the painting of eider ducks for his 50th birthday. 

For many years, the picture hung on the wall at the home of the current owner’s aunt. When visiting his aunt during his childhood, the little boy always asked to be lifted up so he could “see the ducks”, as he tells the story. This abiding interest in the painting led to his good fortune in inheriting the eider duck painting from his aunt.

Calendar

Islet and Skerrie
Dec. 1, 2018 - March 17, 2019
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Uninhabited isles of the Danes revisited

Christmas table
November 16 - December 31
Johannes Larsen Museum

Get into the Christmas spirit and get inspired for this year’s Christmas table settings.

The Land Painters in Sybergland
Dec.15, 2018 - March 1, 2019
The Johannes Larsen Museeum

Sybergland revisited by the The artists’ group, the Land Painters

Christmas Concert
Sunday December 16, 4 PM
Johannes Larsen Museum

Christmas concert between Nordic peoples and echoes from the Alps, with Helene Blum, Harald Haugaard and others

News

Piggy bank for the history of snaps
26. October 2018
Johannes Larsen Museum

The Snaps Pig has just been published in a handsome new edition with a foreword by Johannes Larsen’s grandson, who carries on the traditions and recipes for spiced aquavit from his grandfather.

Search for Christine Swane paintings met with great success
26. June 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Our art search was broadcast far and wide with the help of the press, Facebook and by word of mouth. After just a short time, to our great pleasure, we received many responses from people who own artwork by Christine Swane.

Fresh nesting boxes for Larsen’s birds
26. March 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Our faithful volunteer, Mogens Salling, has spent the last few weeks cleaning and repairing all the bird boxes in Larsen’s garden.

The Coffee House will be temporarily closed
6. February 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The Coffee House at the Johannes Larsen Museum is closing on Feb.1, 2018 due to rebuilding and expansion.