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Art Gallery of Ontario celebrates its first Hammershøi painting with exhibition from the National Gallery of DenmarkPress Release

A rare painting by one of Denmark’s most renowned artists, Vilhelm Hammershøi (b.1864), has been acquired by the Art Gallery of Ontario, marking the first time a work by the Danish master has entered a public collection in Canada.

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    From the Collections

    Rosalba Carriera
    born and died Venice, Italy, 1675-1575
    Portrait of a Woman
    pastel on blue laid paper, 31.0 x 25.0 cm
    Purchased as a gift from Mrs. Walter Gordon, 1995
    Cornelius Krieghoff
    born Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1815;
    died Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1872
    After the Ball, Chez Jolifou, 1856
    oil on canvas, 61.4 x 92.2 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Paul Peel
    born London, Canada West (now Ontario), 1860; died Paris, France, 1892
    The Young Gleaner or The Butterflies, 1888
    oil on canvas, 124.2 x 93.2 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    born Limoges, France, 1841; died Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, 1919
    The Concert, 1918-1919
    oil on canvas, 75.6 x 92.7 cm
    Gift of Reuben Wells Leonard Estate, 1954
    Shamans Amulet
    Tsimshian, Northern British Columbia, around 1840
    marine mammal ivory, abalone shell, 7.8 x 3.3 x 1.2 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Joseph Legare
    born Quebec City, Lower Canada (now Quebec), 1795; died Quebec City, Canada East (now Quebec), 1855
    The Fire in the Saint-Jean Quarter, Seen Looking Westward, 1848
    oil on canvas, 151.1 x 220.3 cm
    Purchase, with assistance from Wintario, 1976
    Michel Mann
    born Augsburg, Germany, 1560/70; died Wohrd, Germany, after 1630
    Miniature Field Cannon, around 1620
    steel, gilded copper alloy, 10.0 x 3.8 x 5.3 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Laura Muntz Lyall
    born Radford, England, 1860; died Toronto, Ontario, 1930
    Oriental Poppies, around 1915
    oil on canvas, 96.8 x 72.1 cm
    Gift from the Reuben and Kate Leonard Canadian Fund, 1926
    Snuff Bottle with Carved Sage and Attendant
    Chinese, around 1821 - 1850
    hornbill, 7.7 x 5.6 x 1.8 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Linneaus Tripe
    born Plymouth Deck (now Devonport), England, 1822;
    died Devonport, England, 1902
    Amerapoora. Street in the Suburbs
    plate 57 of Burma Views, 1857, 1855
    albumen print from waxed paper negative, 45.0 x 58.8 cm
    Gift of Dr. Shashi Dewan and Janet Dewan, 2008


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