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Nivaagaards Malerisamling

The Nivaagaard Collection


The Nivaagaard Collection was created by the landowner and politician Johannes Hage (1842-1923). Hage collected early modern paintings from the Low Countries and Italy as well as paintings from the Danish Golden Age. He received valuable support from leading Danish and international museum professionals and art historians such as Karl Madsen, Gustavo Frizzoni, and Cornelis Hofstede de Groot. Through a trust deed of 30 September 1908, he converted his private art collection into an independent institution that was open to the public.

Internationally little known, the Dutch and Flemish paintings in the Nivaagaard Collection comprise 58 significant works by some of the most celebrated painters from the Low Countries, including a Portrait of a 39-year-old Woman by Rembrandt, a wonderful Children’s Meal by Jan Steen, two landscapes by Salomon van Ruysdael, Jan Wijnant’s Hunting Party in the Dunes, and a Stable by Philips Wouwerman. The Flemish school is represented with a Return from the Kermess by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, The Empty Mug by David Teniers II, and Cornelis de Vos’s large Family Portrait with its recently reunited Woman – to mention but a few splendid paintings.

Dr. Jørgen Wadum, emeritus professor and Associate Researcher, RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, Specialty Consultant on Dutch & Flemish Art, Nivaagaard Collection (June 2023)

Collection catalogues

100 malerier på Nivaagaard
Smidt, Claus M.
Nivå 1983

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