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.



The Lost Time: Cultural Ramblings
June 8 - September 22, 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

Major anniversary exhibition in connection with Peter Brandes’ 75th birthday.

Funen Spring
July 6 - October 6, 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

The Funen Spring Exhibition celebrates 90 years.

BIRD 2019
September 28, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Johannes Larsen Museum

A new exhibition focuses on birds in art in the year 2019!


Enrichment of the Larsen Collection
5. March 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

A new sketch of a stone marten was donated to the Museum.

New leader: “It’s a privilege”
5. March 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

New head of department at the Johannes Larsen Museum

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.