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structed after the great fire of 1859. As Meldahl’s closest associate he produced new drawings for dec-
orations, including a set for the ceiling in the great hall.
Hansen’s talents went beyond decoration and architectural paintings. He became one of histori-
cism’s finest and most productive designers of furniture and ornaments. From 1868 to his death he
was artistic director of the Bing & Grøndahl porcelain factory; he held several honorary offices, was
decorated and enjoyed great general recognition. Both as a painter and a designer, Heinrich Hansen
belonged to the school of historicism, which was the dominant style in the second half of the 19th cen-
tury. Throughout most of the 20th century, this style was seriously undervalued, and only in recent
years have people again begun to appreciate its qualities.
         :
H. Stemann,
Meldahl og hans venner
, Vol.
, Copenhagen
; Birgit Jenvold,
Heinrich Hansen, kunstner i tid og rum
, Hader-
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