The Isles of The Danes

Aacton Friis (1871-1939) was known especially as an anthropologist and for his drawings. His task in the project at hand was to describe the life of the islanders and the history of each place in words and drawings. It was not to be a topographic survey, more a sort of film of Danish island life.

Johannes Larsen (1867 - 1961) was able to portray the special natural qualities of each island with his fine pen and ink drawings, and the animal life around him.

There were sailing trips in all kinds of weather - trips that live up to the words of the famous song about summer: "Showers that come and that go - that's the Danish summer show." The following pages tell more about the different trips, and give a taste of Johannes Larsen's and Aacton Friis' drawings.

The Trip in 1921

The Trips in 1922

The Trip in 1923

The Trip in 1924



Johannes Larsen Museet

Kunstnerhjemmet for fynbomaleren Johannes Larsen er kendt langt uden for landets grænser for den unikke atmosfære.



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.


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.