Vilhelm Hammershøi - Stillness: Hammershøi and American Minimalism New York | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Leonard Borwick, London
    Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, June 13, 1984, lot 164
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University, Danish Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr., 1994, no. 8, p. 12 (illustrated)
    Greenwich, Connecticut, Bruce Museum of Art and Science; Poughkeepsie, New York, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Danish Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr., September 30 – December 18, 2005, no. 24, p. 25 (illustrated)
    Tokyo, National Museum of Western Art, Vilhelm Hammershøi: The Poetry of Silence, September 30, 2008 – December 7, 2008, no. 54 (illustrated)
    New York, Scandinavia House, Luminous Modernism: Scandinavian Art Comes to America, 1912, October 25, 2011 – February 11, 2012, pp. 42-43 (illustrated)
    New York, Scandinavia House, Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough: Selections from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. , October 12, 2013 – January 18, 2014, no. 16
    Copenhagen, Ordrupgaard, At Home with Hammershøi, March 4, 2016 – June 19, 2016, no. 22, 38, 86, pp. 94, 192 (illustrated, p. 30, 95)

  • Literature

    Sophus Michaëlis and Alfred Bramsen, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Kunstneren og hans Værk, Copenhagen, 1918, no. 205 (illustrated; titled Stue)
    Poul Vad, Hammershøi, værk og liv, Copenhagen, 1988, p. 264 (illustrated)
    Susanne Meyer-Abich, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Das, malerische Werk, Bochum, Germany, 1995, no. 184 (described and titled Interieur mit einer Frau, die Zweige in eine Vase stellt. Strandgade 30)
    Elisabeth Fabritius, Ingrid Fischer Johnge, and Gertrud With, eds., Verden set på ny, Fotografiog malerkunst 1840-1900, Copenhagen, 2002, pp. 75-86
    Gertrud Oelsner, "Photographic Strategies, Perceptual Reflections and Introvert Tendencies in Painting around 1900," Statens Museum for Kunst Journal 2002, vol. 6, pp. 25-43
    Anne Rosenvold Hvidt, "The Strange Thing about Hammershøi," Hammershøi/Dreyer: The Magic of Images, Copenhagen, 2006, pp. 43-60
    Patricia G. Berman, In Another Light: Danish Painting in the Nineteenth Century, New York, 2007, pp. 229-236 (illustrated, p. 231)
    John L. Loeb Jr., The Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection, New York, 2017, no. 40, pp. XII, 142, 144 (illustrated, p. 143)
    Annette Rosenvold Hvidt and Gertrud Oelsner, eds., Vilhelm Hammershøi: på sporet af det åbne billede, Denmark, 2018, pp. 262, 564 (illustrated, pp. 263, 372)

Interior of Woman Placing Branches in Vase on Table

signed with the artist's initials "VH" lower right
oil on canvas
15 7/8 x 15 1/2 in. (40.3 x 39.4 cm)
Painted in 1900.

On Loan