Interior with a Reading Lady
  • Interior with a Reading Lady

    TitleInterior with a Reading Lady
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 73 x 61 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 89 x 76 x 6 cm
  • DatingExecuted c. 1900
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Vilhelm Hammershøi, Danish, born 1864, dead 1919
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 1748
  • AcquisitionGift 1912 Nationalmusei Vänner
  • Description
    Images and media

    This is usually the kind of painting we associate with Vilhelm Hammershøi; pictures of sparsely furnished rooms. Occasionally, a woman reading or simply being in the room, often with her back turned. The artist conjures up a charged atmosphere using small means – light, shadow, space, walls and doorways. Even if the painting actually depicts the artist’s home, the rooms have a timeless character. A place for memories and imagination.