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.



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

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


Ornithological Artists Selected
29. May 2019

Artists have now been selected for the BIRD 2019 exhibition, which will be more comprehensive than ever before.

New Acquisition for the Syberg Collection
29. May 2019

The Johannes Larsen Museum has acquired Fritz Syberg’s painting, Maritime Scene with Sailing Ships, Storm Approaching from 1906

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