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Origins of the Ordrupgaard Collection

Published 20 September 2020

Our latest exhibition, Gauguin and the Impressionists: Masterpieces of the Ordrupgaard Collection, has humble roots in the home of Wilhelm and Henny Hansen. In this video produced by Ordrupgaard, discover how the Hansens transformed their private home into a jewel in the crown of the Danish art scene.

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    Explore Ordrupgaard

    The Ordrupgaard museum in Denmark is the permanent home of important works by French Impressionists as well as Danish art from the Golden Age. Learn about the lives of Wilhelm and Henny Hansen, and what circumstances led them to begin this exceptional, methodically acquired collection - part of which is now featured at the Royal Academy.

    Video courtesy of Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen

    • Paul Gauguin, Portrait of a Young Girl (Vaïte ‘Jeanne’ Goupil) (detail)

      Gauguin and the Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection

      7 August — 18 October 2020

      Denmark’s Ordrupgaard Collection is a treasure trove of important Impressionist works. This year, we showcase 60 of its works by painters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Morisot, Degas and Gauguin – many of which have never been seen in the UK.

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