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

Family Workshop: Bird kites
Sunday, August 27, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Get inspired by Johannes Larsen’s birds and then build your own kite.

Concert: 1917 AD
Thursday, September 28, 7 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museet

How does a year sound?

1917: A NEW ERA
September 2 - November 26, 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The exhibition is about the decisive year 1917, when a plethora of leading artists and authors gathered at Johannes Larsen’s home, setting the tone for a new direction in Danish art.

Art night
Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The four art museums on Funen invite you to come to Art Night.

News

Unique opportunity: Syberg’s studio is open
26. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

In connection with the anniversary exhibition “Garden by the Sea”, you now can experience something unique: Fritz Syberg’s studio.

Lots of activities for families at the Larsen Museum during this summer
26. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We always have activities for kids. But this summer, we’re shifting into higher gear. Our program is filled with activities the whole summer.

The Minister of Culture visits the opening of Garden by the Sea
20. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We at the Johannes Larsen Museum were rather proud to be able to welcome Minister of Culture, Mette Bock, when she came and held the opening speech for this year’s big anniversary exhibition, Garden by the Sea

Six stars to Garden by the Sea
20. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Under the headline “Summer came in April”, the newspaper Fyens Stiftstidende (Funen’s Diocese Times) gave a really fine review of our exhibition, Garden by the Sea