»Homme libre, toujours tu chériras la mer! La mer est ton miroir «
The spirit of the 19th century, as evoked in Charles Baudelaire’s verses of 1852, is reflected in the seascapes painted by the Danish artist brothers Anton, Vilhelm and Fritz Melbye. Discover the artists and their oeuvres and find out more about the art historical research conducted. Take part in uncovering an art historical treasure.

Regine Gerhardt

Regine Gerhardt 1969 - 2018
Regine Gerhardt ist am 16. März 2018 nach kurzer schwerer Krankheit verstorben. Wir sind fassungslos und unendlich traurig. Wir trauern mit ihrem Mann Peter Gerhardt und ihrem Sohn Enno. Eine ausführliche Würdigung wird zu geeigneter Zeit hier erscheinen.

CURRENT Melbye exhibition

09.03.2018 - 17.06.2018 Hirschsprung Collection, Copenhagen


Marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Anton Melbye, The Hirschsprung Collection joins the Altonaer Museum in Hamburg to present a major exhibition about the artist. Melbye enjoyed widespread fame during his own lifetime, and his works were in great demand among Danish royalty and aristocrats as well as among illustrious clients abroad, from Hamburg to Paris and Istanbul. Melbye found his main subject matter on and by the sea, often depicting his chosen motifs with a keen sense for drama and mood.

The exhibition about Anton Melbye presents an artist that has almost been forgotten. By presenting the first exhibition ever staged about Melbye in Denmark, The Hirschsprung Collection calls attention to an overlooked, but important story where the sea forms the backdrop of international connections and alliances, outlooks, emotions and dramatic political events.

Exhibition from 09.03.2018 - 17.06.2018
Den Hirschsprungske Samling, Stockholmsgade 20, Copenhagen