The Hirschsprung Collection

The Hirschsprung Collection is beautifully situated in the green parklands of the Østre Anlæg on the old ramparts of Copenhagen. The museum houses Heinrich and Pauline Hirschsprung’s collection of Danish art and first opened its doors to the public in the summer of 1911. The museum was designed by the architect H.B. Storck, while the original interior and display was designed by the art historian Emil Hannover, who also became the museum’s first Director. The museum exhibits a large number of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by contemporary Danish artists, including the Skagen painters, the Symbolists, and the Fynboerne („Natives of Funen“, a group of artists from Funen who met at Zahrtmann’s school in the 1880s). Works by the earlier generation of Danish Golden Age painters from the first half of the 19th century were a particular passion for Hirschsprung and the collection provides an excellent overview of Danish 19th-century art.

Museum: The Hirschsprung Collection
Stadt: Copenhagen
Land: Dänemark
Adresse: Stockholmsgade 20