Stories told in lines. J.Th. Lundbye
8 September 2018 - 13 January 2019
J.Th. Lundbye was a great favourite with the founder of The Hirschsprung Collection, Heinrich Hirschsprung, and as a result the museum is now home to more than 600 drawings by the artist. Lundbye, who was one of the great artists of the Danish Golden Age, was born 200 years ago on 1 September 2018.
We celebrate J.Th. Lundbye with a small, but rich exhibition that unfolds Lundbye’s drawings from floor to ceiling. Reality, imagination and memories interweave in Lundbye’s drawings, and close-up studies of leaves of grass and toads meet drawings of expansive views, ancient tombs, portraits of the artist’s great love and close friends, combining to transform this Corner Display into a kind of graphic novel.
The exhibition is part of a new initiative at the museum called Corner Displays. Several times a year, you will find a new exhibition in a corner of the museum which will shed new light on a specific corner of the collections. Here you can explore new perspectives on famous works in the collection, hidden gems from the museum's stores, and many other exciting stories relating to The Hirschsprung Collection.