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“Don't miss this charming museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hirschsprung Collection (Hirschsprungske Samling)

Hirschsprung Collection (Hirschsprungske Samling)
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Owner description: The Hirschsprung Collection is beautifully situated in the green parklands of the Ostre Anlaeg on the old ramparts of Copenhagen. The museum houses Heinrich and Pauline Hirschsprung's collection of Danish art and first opened its doors to the public in the summer of 1911. The museum was designed by the architect H.B. Storck, while the original interior and display was designed by the art historian Emil Hannover, who also became the museum's first Director. Henrich Hirschsprung donated his collection of works from the 19th century to the Danish state in 1902. The collection includes masterpieces by the Danish Golden age painters such as Eckersberg, Lundbye and Kobke as well as artists from the modern period such as the famous Danish painters P.S. Kroyer and Vilhelm Hammershoi.
Brussels, Belgium
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“Don't miss this charming museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

This smallish museum is a treasure-trove of painters of the Skagen school (Kroyer, Michael and Anna Anker, and many others hitherto little known in other countries).
Make time to visit it, and be aware that closing time is at 4pm.

Visited April 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Skagen painters”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Came here to see the Skagen paintings, and were't disappointed. There were less of them than I'd thought, but the ones by Kroyer were a joy to see. Heads up - when you go in and they tell you there is a cloakroom with lockers downstairs you can use (10DKK coin needed) they mean you HAVE to use it! We thought it was optional but were soon spotted with our coats and sent downstairs! Sad that there were no postcards, etc to buy, that's a wasted opportunity on their part.

Visited March 2014
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Forest Hills, New York
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“A jewel of a museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

The Hirschsprung Collection features several room in a town house filled with beautiful examples of Danish art from the mid-19th to early 20th century. Stunning realistic and movingly impressionistic examples of portraits, interiors, landscapes - the whole range of those who made this storehouse of Danish paintings so remarkably rich. Unique and memorable.

Visited February 2014
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“Danish Golden Age”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

This museum is a little gem located very close to the Danish National Museum (in the same grounds). It is not a large museum so you can visit it and enjoy it in around two hours, if you have three or more even better. The ticket costs 10E but the audio guide is included, and I recommend it. It is a fantastic opportunity to get to know Danish artists such as Kobke, Brendz and Kroyer and through the art get to know life in Denmark better. My personal favorite was Michael Ancher's portrait of his wife Anna.

Visited January 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Small but select”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Not many rooms, so easy to manage. A lot of the Danish paintings are small and stacked on top of each other in the rooms, so there is visual overload. The large centre room is refreshing; it displays art of a 19th-centrury group called the Skagen School, who painted on the northernmost tip of Denmark. The showpiece is "Summer Evening on the Beach"—a huge painting of a blue-tinged moon-lit scene.
The gallery is good to visit as a halfway break from the National Gallery because it is just behind it.

Visited September 2012
Thank Kirk M
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