This book will be available from September 15th 2017.
Like the Musée Jacquemart-André, the Ordrupgaard collection near Copenhagen was compiled by two art lovers, Wilhelm (1868–1936) and Henny (1870–1951) Hansen. Independently spirited and visionary, Wilhelm Hansen was passionate about art. He particularly enjoyed French painting, which he championed to a large audience in Denmark. He created a collection unique in northern Europe, which was already described in 1918 as the world’s most beautiful Impressionist collection. A selection of its finest pieces will be shown for the first time in Paris’ Musée Jacquemart-André, offering an outline of the foundations of French modern art, from pre-Impressionism to Fauvism.
Ranging from the constantly changing landscapes of Monet, Pissarro and Sisley to the soft portraits of Renoir, Morisot and Gonzalès, and concluding with a homage to Gauguin’s vibrating, sensuous art, Le Jardin secret des Hansen offers a unique insight into some little-known treasures. Reflecting Hansen’s [A1] defined and eclectic tastes, this catalogue allows readers to embrace the many facets of French pictorial creation from the second half of the nineteenth century to the dawn of the twentieth.
Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, 15 September 2017 – 22 January 2018