P.S. Krøyer and “Hip
The painting displayed on top - and illustrating Danish
Food Culture is painted by master painter P.S. Krøyer
in 1888 - who is one of the most colourful
of the Skagen Painters. The Skagen Painters
- was a famous community of Danish and Nordic artists
who lived - gathered and worked in Skagen in the 19 century.
Skagen is the most northern point of Denmark.
painting is called The Artist Feast -
“Hip Hip Hurra” - and shows the colony
of painters - who worked in Skagen that have gathered in
a garden for a celebration - and are toasting in the company
of each other with genuine and strong Danish Akvavit called
"Snaps" in their glasses.
left to right: Martha Johansen - painter Viggo Johansen
- Norwegian painter Christian Krohg - P.S. Krøyer
- Degn Brøndum (Anna Ancher's brother) - Michael
Ancher - Swedish painter Oscar Björck - Danish painter
Thorvald Niss - teacher Helene Christensen - Danish painter
Anna Ancher and Helga Ancher.
original painting is owned by Göteborgs Konstmuseum
- but is a part of the Danish Cultural Heritage.
The Painting was sold by P.S. Krøyer
in 1888 to the Swedish painter Pontus
Furstenberg for 5.000 DKK - who
later donated his art collection to the Art Museum
in Gothenburg. The painting has been exhibited
several times in Denmark and today the painting is worth
12-15 million DKK.