The family around the lamp

19. January 2015 | Johannes Larsen Museum

The museum has purchased an intimate and loving portrait of Johannes Larsen’s family from the hand of the great artist himself. The drawing “Family around the lamp” is from 1888 and until now has been owned by a family member. 

In the drawing, Johannes Larsen’s mother, Wilhelmine and his sister, Marie can be seen sitting with their needlework. His father, I.A.Larsen, is reading some papers and his little brother, Adolf, knicknamed “Agrarian” looks on. The scene is typical of the time: a family sitting close together in the evening around the lamp, to save on expensive kerosene, while darkness falls beyond its glow. The drawing thus depicts a rather ordinary everyday situation of that time, while it also gives a close look into the Larsens’ family life. With the three adults deeply concentrating on their tasks, the viewer has the feeling of having “walked right into the sitting room” without anyone noticing. In this way we can experience their close-knit and private family life - through the artist’s eyes.

Calendar

Winter Break
February 11- 15 2019, 11-15
Johannes Larsen Museum

Try your hand at graphics during the winter break.

Threads in the Nature
March 9 - June 2, 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

Inge Bjørn, Anne Marie Egemose, Annette Holdensen and Randi N. Lium show their textile art.

News

What would we do without you
3. December 2018
Johannes Larsen Museet

We are so fortunate to have many volunteers connected to the museum, who help us with many things.

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.