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“Small but select”

Hirschsprung Collection (Hirschsprungske Samling)
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Owner description: The Hirschsprung Collection is beautifully situated in the green parklands of the Ostre Anlaeg 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. Henrich Hirschsprung donated his collection of works from the 19th century to the Danish state in 1902. The collection includes masterpieces by the Danish Golden age painters such as Eckersberg, Lundbye and Kobke as well as artists from the modern period such as the famous Danish painters P.S. Kroyer and Vilhelm Hammershoi. Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 AM - 4 PM. Admission: Adults 75 DDK. Under 18 free.
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Not many rooms, so easy to manage. A lot of the Danish paintings are small and stacked on top of each other in the rooms, so there is visual overload. The large centre room is refreshing; it displays art of a 19th-centrury group called the Skagen School, who painted on the northernmost tip of Denmark. The showpiece is "Summer Evening on the Beach"—a huge painting of a blue-tinged moon-lit scene.
The gallery is good to visit as a halfway break from the National Gallery because it is just behind it.

Thank Kirk M
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Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Small interesting museum. It's worthy if you have the museum pass and you can enter for free. Nothing really special to see, some fine works (none of them masterpieces) from Dutch painters. Behind the National gallery and close to gardens and Rosenborg Castle (both nicer to see).

Thank Julio B
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Iben J, Academic assistant at Hirschsprung Collection (Hirschsprungske Samling), responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013

Thank you for reviewing our museum - we are grateful for all feedback! We have a few factual corrections to make to your review: The Hirschsprung Collection is not built as a private home but was made to look like the home of collection founder Heinrich Hirschsprung, with artist's furniture and a salon hanging of the paintings. The museum represents only Danish art from the 19th century, and not Dutch.

We hope to see yo again in our museum!

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

A gallery dedicated to Danish painting, particularly the 19th century and the Skagen school. Very quiet when I visited so I usually had beautiful paintings all to myself! Get a real sense of the identity of Danish art of that era. Pleasant visit.

1  Thank ARDLondon
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

I had a very short visit in CPH, so I decided to go for this museum instead of bigger ones.
it costed 75 Krone ( about 10 EUR) but they offer free Audio ( i think it is available in different language)
The museum is nice old building in the park, the paintings are mainly from danish artists.
The art pieces are displayed fully but nicely in each room, i did not know so much about danish artists, but there are less colorful paintings but more ''dark'' color paintings with landscape, portraits, religious paintings etc.

The Audio was great help to know a little bit more about the piece and the artist as well as that era.

There is a national art gallery of Danmark in the same park, so if time allows, two museum visits may be possible.

3  Thank Makimunchen
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is a very comprehensive collection of the most known 'golden age' Danish painters, including the top rated Krøyer and Anchers, both Michael and Anna. As has been said by many other visitors, the museaum is a small one, but it is amazing how many paintings you will find inside. An audio guide is avaliable if you want details of the paintings, but they are all well marked with titles and painters given. A few of the most famous Skagen paintings are exposed in the center room. If you think the entrance fee is expensive, then choose a Wednesday, when admission is free.

1  Thank Torger B
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