Loeb Danish Ardt Collection - page 220

This print of the portrait of Hammershøi, with its deep black and huge wealth of nuances, is a
fi
ne
early example. There are others in the Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings in Statens Museum for
Kunst in Copenhagen. The Royal Library possesses Ilsted’s mezzotint from
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after the self-portrait by
Hammershøi from
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, since
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in the U
ffi
zzi Gallery of artists’ self-portraits in Florence.
E.F.
¹
The painter and graphic artist Aksel Jørgensen (


) was himself an outstanding technician and art connoisseur. From

he was pro-
fessor in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and was of particular importance as head of the Academy’s Department of Graphic Art.
²
The photograph was the work of a professional photographer with an address in the Christianshavn area of Copenhagen, close to Hammers-
høi’s apartment in Strandgade.
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