Vilhelm Hammershøi - Stillness: Hammershøi and American Minimalism New York Monday, April 22, 2024 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, September 4, 2001, lot 1377
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Tokyo, National Museum of Western Art, Vilhelm Hammershøi: The Poetry of Silence, September 30, 2008 – December 7, 2008, no. 1 (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. 12

  • Literature

    Patricia G. Berman, In Another Light: Danish Painting in the Nineteenth Century, New York, 2007, p. 226 (illustrated, p. 224)
    John L. Loeb Jr., The Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection, New York, 2017, no. 34, pp. XII, 125 (illustrated, p. 127)


Study drawing after plaster cast of ancient Greek Aphrodite, torso from circa 500 B.C.

signed with the artist's initials "VH" upper right; numbered "10" lower left; signed "Vilhelm Hammershøi" on the reverse
charcoal on paper
30 1/4 x 19 1/2 in. (76.8 x 49.5 cm)
Executed circa 1880.

On Loan

Stillness: Hammershøi and American Minimalism