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Interior. The Music Room, Strandgade 30

A work made of oil on canvas.
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  • A work made of oil on canvas.




Vilhelm Hammershøi
Danish, 1864–1916

About this artwork

This painting is part of a series by Vilhelm Hammershøi capturing his sparsely decorated apartment at Strandgade 30 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hammershøi often moved furniture and objects around his home like studio props: here, he placed a chair, piano, cello, and violin in a corner of the drawing room. Despite the inclusion of musical instruments, the scene evokes only eerie silence, with no sense of a human presence to play them.


On View, Gallery 246


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Vilhelm Hammershøi


Interior. The Music Room, Strandgade 30


Denmark (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on canvas


signed with initials VH (lower right)


70 × 59 cm (27 9/16 × 23 1/4 in.); 85.4 × 75.2 × 7.6 cm (33 5/8 × 29 5/8 × 3 in.)

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Joseph Winterbotham Collection

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