The former home and customised studio of husband and wife Michael (1849-1927) and Anna Ancher (1859-1935). Anna Ancher, born Anna Brøndum, grew up in Skagen, where her father ran a hotel. She studied drawing in Copenhagen and Paris and became known for her colourful, realist paintings, often depicting scenes of Danish life. She married Michael Ancher in 1880, the year after he completed his painting Will He Round the Point?, which was later sold to Christian IX of Denmark. With a title probably drawn from Holger Drachmann's short story of the same name (1875), Will He Round the Point served to draw international attention both to Ancher, and to the community of 'Skagen painters' to which he and his wife belonged. It was also a painting typical of his lifelong interest in scenes showing the local fishing community.
Michael and Anna Ancher settled in what would become 'Anchers Hus' in 1884, expanded the building to add a studio annexe in 1913, and continued to live and work here until their deaths in 1927 and 1935 respectively. After the death of their daughter, Helga, in 1964, Anchers Hus became a museum. Today it displays a collection of the couple's paintings as well as their original furniture and interiors, and puts on an ongoing programme of temporary exhibitions.
Good mornin’ with Astrid Noack’s statue of Anna Ancher guarding an unusual lush garden at Anchers Hus. We are open seven days a week, so feel free to drop by, even if it’s just for a bit of peace and quiet in the sun ☉❤ #anchershus#annaancher
Parti fra Michael og Anna Anchers bryggers i huset i Skagen. Hele hjemmet står som det var, da Anna Ancher døde i 1935. Med bl.a. staffeli, pensler, porcelæn, rejseminder, bøger og 250 malerier. Og er: Virkelig en skøn oplevelse #skagensmuseum
There are countless funny and well ... less funny jokes about mothers-in-law, but Michael Ancher actually had a close relationship with his, based on mutual respect and trust. This is just one of almost 200 sketches in our storage that Ancher made of Ane Brøndum - a number of which will can be seen this year at a small exhibition at Skagens Museum. #michaelancher#anchershus
Painter Valdemar Irminger was born on 29 December 1850. 'Horsey horsey don't you stop, Just let your feet go clippety-clop' ... Around the turn of the century Irminger was anything but modern, but nevertheless a valued and appreciated teacher amongst the young generation of painters. Just like her mother before her, Helga Ancher went to Copenhagen early in her career to receive painting lessons - one of her most influencial teachers here was Valdemar Irminger. Sketch by Irminger from the Ancher estate #anchershus#valdemarirminger
Lovely sunny weather and not too cold today in Skagen. This Sunday is our last opening day this season. See you this weekend or sometime in 2018 - or at least here on social media. Thank you so much for following, we truly appreciate it ♥ #anchershus#annaancher#michaelancher
21 November 1909 - Peder Severin Krøyer dies in Skagen. 21 November 1927 - Laurits Tuxen dies in Copenhagen. 22 November 1933 - Ulrik Plesner dies in Skagen. This time of the year was hard on the artists' colony. Portrait of a young and still vigorous Krøyer, painted by Michael Ancher #pskrøyer#michaelancher#anchershus
From the South room at Anchers Hus with Michael Ancher's wild birds decorating the doors. We're only open for another four days this year. After that we will take a winter hiatus until February #michaelancher#anchershus
Bits and bobs from the storage: The original legacy from Helga Ancher that turned her childhood home into a museum included a lot more art than there was space for - which has allowed us over the years to exhibit pieces from the Anchers personal collection elsewhere, including @skagensmuseum #anchershus
From last years exhibition 'The legacy of the Anchers' focusing on mostly lesser known works from the art collection originally from @anchershus. Here; paintings by N.P. Mols, Hans Smidth and Helga Ancher #tbt#anchershus
The career of Skagen painter Laurits Tuxen was already formed in his childhood, partly influenced by his older sister Nicoline who was a student of Vilhelm Kyhn and made a name for herself as a still life and flower painter. This is ‘French Anemones’ by Nicoline Tuxen from The Skylighted Room in Anchers Hus #anchershus
The 30-feet-long, spacious dining room in the new part of Anchers Hus wad completed in 1913. We are not certain how or when the rug winded up on the table, but these oriental carpets used in place of a tablecloth apper in European works of art as far back as the thirteenth century and were very common especially in the Dutch 'golden age' in the seventeenth century #anchershus
'The Morning After' a self-portrait by the Norwegian painter Christian Krohg (1883). He provided early support to Edvard Munch (The Scream 1893). 🇦🇽"Daven efter" ett självporträtt av den norske konstnaren Christian Krohg. 🇫🇮Anna Ancherin työhuoneen seinällä on norjalaisen taidemaalarin Christian Krohgin omakuva "Seuraavana päivänä".
Lunchtime and nice weather - however our museum café at Anchers Hus are only open for one more day before it closes for the season. The rest of Anchers Hus remains open until the end of November #anchershus
From the South room in Anchers Hus and on the wonderful @dailyart_official app today: Anna Ancher - Portrait of Ane Hedvig Brøndum (1893). Anna did several hundred portraits of her mother Ane ranging from soulful depictions, which try to capture her mother’s pious nature, to more painterly works, where the focus is more on the formal aspects of colour, shape and composition. #annaancher#anchershus