A wonderful and engrossing collection awaits for anyone who appreciates and enjoys art. In a fine purpose built gallery from 1911 great paintings from Denmark’s Golden Age predominate.
Portraits and family scenes are great. An East India Merchant by the famous C W Eckersberg, known as the Father of Danish Painting, shows Albrecht Schmidt writing at his desk with his faithful little dog gazing up at him.
Sickness and hospital scenes are depicted. Young Woman being Hypnotised by Richard Bergh, Jenny Nystrom's The Convalescent and Josephson's Convalescent are worth mentioning.
A lovely and poignant one shows a group of children Writing Letters on a Sunday Morning from a Children's Hospital. This is by Valdemar Irminger.
Edvard Munch’s The Sick Child is touching and shows the sick child turning towards the light, accepting her fate, while a desolate seated woman grasps her hand.
A delightful moonlit scene shows the artist P S Kroyer and his wife strolling by Skagen beach. Children at joyous play by Peter Hansen is appealing. An Old Couple with Rabbits is a grand scene from 1892 by Anna Ancher.
Farming and landscapes are well shown. Sonne's Harvest Scene with Grain Being Brought In, A Country Wedding in a Winter Landscape by Skovgaard, Frits Thaulow 1881 work Street Scene at Stortings Plass and Theodor Philipsen's A Fountain near Rome, are amongst the best of these.