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.

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