A Woman In An Interior
Drawing Room: The Four Copper Prings
Portrait of the Painter's Sister, Anna 1885
In the Bedroom 1896
Interior with Young Man Reading 1898
Interior Court 1905
Interior Strandgade 1905
Interior with Young Woman From Behind 1904
The Music Room
Peasant Reading 1888
Danish painter Vilhelm Hemmershoi (1864 - 1916) was born in Copenhagen to a well-to-do merchant family. He studied drawing and painting from the age of eight forward, obviously having shown his talent early.
Admired and successful in his lifetime, he was a painter whose poetic works painted in muted tones, belie their understated nature. There are mysteries to be solved in Hammershoi's paintings, stories to be defined - not that I'm the first to come up with that assessment.
In 2005 a BBC television documentary, Michael Palin and the Mystery of Hammershoi, explored the enigmatic work of the painter.
More reading about the artist here at The Guardian
To read an interview with Palin re: his 'obsession' with Hammershoi, please use this link.
Vilhelm Hamershoi - Self-Portrait