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The Artist's Mother Ane Hedvig Brøndum in the Blue Room

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Year  1909 (1909)
Artist  Anna Ancher
Medium  oil on canvas
Created  1909
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Location  National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
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The artist's mother Ane Hedvig Brøndum in the blue room (Danish: Kunstnerens mor Ane Hedvig Brøndum i den blå stue) is a painting by Anna Ancher from 1909.

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Description

The painting is oil on canvas, and has dimensions of 38.8 x 56.8 cm.

Analysis

Anna Ancher made several paintings of his mother, Anna Hedvig (Ane) Brøndum (1826-1916), who was married to merchant and innkeeper Erik Andersen Brøndum (1820–90). After her husband's death in 1890 she ran Brøndum's Hotel, with her son Degn Brøndum, until 70 years old. The portrait is from the blue room at the hotel where she lived when she was portrayed, and here she read books and letters. Several of Anna Ancher's portraits of Ane Brøndum have the blue room as a setting.

Provenance

Danish private ownership.
Sold by Bukowski, Copenhagen, April 22, 1991, catalog number third
Sold at Bruun Rasmussen, Vejle, auction 115, August 12, 2008, catalog number 5 ("Interior with Mrs Brøndum sitting in the blue room").
Sold at auction at Bruun Rasmussen auction no. 825, November 28, 2011, catalog number 28 ("Mrs Brøndum in the blue room").
Bought by the Carlsberg Foundation and given as a gift to the National Gallery of Denmark.

References

The Artist's Mother Ane Hedvig Brøndum in the Blue Room Wikipedia


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