Welcome to Hammershoi.co.uk. This website describes the work of the Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864 -1916).

Please click on the links above to view his biography or to see further images of his paintings. For more information about the paintings please click on Further Information. You may also like the work of Carl Holsoe who uses similar subject matters to that of Hammershøi.

High quality Giclée print reproductions of the paintings below can be purchased securely and directly from this website. Prints are despatched within 10 working days of receiving the order. UK orders are sent by the first class post. Overseas orders are despatched via airmail.

Dust Motes Dancing in Sunbeams print available - click here

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Currently four different Giclée prints are each available to buy now in three different sizes. Click on a link below for more information:

Sunbeams, Landscape from Lejre, In the Bedroom, Montague Street

Our artwork is produced on very high quality heavyweight fine art paper(310g/m2) which is made from 100% natural smooth cotton rag and is acid free.

To purchase a print please use the shopping basket system or alternatively please send a cheque to the address found in the About Us & Help section, made payable to arenacreations. Upon receipt of the order, the print will be despatched within 10 working days by the first class post. Please contact us for any further information.

Sunbeams

The painting, ' Dust motes dancing in the Sunbeams ' or simply ' Sunbeams', below is probably one of the best known works by Hammershøi. It gained great admiration from his critics and peers alike who commented favourably on the way Hammershøi illuminated the passing dust with sunlight from the window. Notice that there is no window furniture and no door hinges are visible, which allows for the feeling of isolation the artist wanted to create. Another element demonstrating this feeling are the virtually opaque window panes, not allowing the view from the outside world to venture in. Hammershøi painted this scene many times.

The original painting is now held by the Ordrupgaard Museum in Copenhagen(photograph by Pernille Klemp). This painting is also often known as 'Dust Motes Dancing in the Sunbeams' but this title was probably invented by Alfred Bramsen and Sophus Michaëlis, the publishers of his first catalogue. Hammershøi preferred the name Sunbeams or Sunshine. The image(below left) shows the Hammershøis apartment on Strandgade. This is also the view back to the window in the Sunbeams painting.

Strandgade 30 and 32 - the view back to the window in Sunbeams

Vilhelm Hammershøi - 1900

Sunbeams

£14.95

19 x 16cm (approx 8"x6")
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£24.95

26 x 23cm (approx 11"x9")
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£34.95

36 x 31cm (approx 14"x12")
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Landscape from Lejre

Landscape from Lejre, 1905 (oil on canvas) by Hammershøi, Vilhelm (1864-1916) © Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden. Lejre is on the Zealand(Sjælland) island not far from Copenhagen and it is where Hammershøi often stayed in the summer. Although he painted landscapes less frequently, this painting displays the obvious elements of Hammershøi's style. For example, the focus is on the foreground with only glimpses of the trees and rolling hills behind, showing that elusive nature in his work. There are also no people shown, even though they may have been present at the time of painting, leading to that general feeling of emptiness and isolation.

Vilhelm Hammershøi - 1905

Landscape from Lejre

£10.95

24 x 15cm (approx 10"x6")
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£19.95

36 x 22cm (approx 14"x9")
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£39.95

45 x 28cm (approx 18"x11")
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In the Bedroom

The painting below is called 'In the Bedroom' and dates from 1896. The original is oil on canvas and is painted in the Hammershøis' dwelling in Ny Bakkehus in the Frederiksberg quarter of Copenhagen. The original painting is now held by the Göteborgs konstmuseum. Photograph by Lars Noord.

Vilhelm Hammershøi - 1896

Bedroom (1896)

£14.95

25 x 20cm (approx 10"x8")
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£23.95

32 x 26cm (approx 13"x10")
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£33.95

39 x 31cm (approx 15"x12")
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Montague Street, London

The painting below is called 'Montague Street, London' and dates from 1905 when Hammershøi visited the city from November 1905 to January 1906. The original is oil on canvas and it shows the view from the Hammershøis' dwelling in Great Russell Street, with the British Museum on the left. The original painting is now held by the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen.

Vilhelm Hammershøi - 1905

Montague Street, London

£14.95

18 x 20cm (approx 7"x8")
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£23.95

26 x 29cm (approx 10"x11")
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£34.95

31 x 35cm (approx 12"x14")
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