The Ugly Duckling in Chinese

19. January 2015 | Johannes Larsen Museum

This isn’t the first time that Hans Christain Andersen’s fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling, illustrated by Johannes Larsen, has been published in Chinese. In the book collection of the Johannes Larsen Museum, there is a small volume from around 1960 of The Ugly Duckling with pictures by Johannes Larsen. In China, Hans Christian Andersen is one of the most popular and well-known authors. But whether the Chinese also remember the artist from Funen (along with the author from Funen), is doubtful.
Nonetheless, the Johannes Larsen Museum has now made sure that The Ugly Duckling, with illustrations by Johannes Larsen is again available in Chinese. The watercolour illustrations are better than those in the original edition from 1960, as the new version uses the paintings from the series done in 1942, which has 35 watercolours. The museum has chosen to publish the Chinese version of The Ugly Duckling at this time because of the big focus on Chinese investments and tourism that there is right now on Funen.

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.