Dansk kunst 1780-1930

Danish Art 1780-1930


The exhibition will feature an extensive selection of the Glyptotek’s outstanding collection of Danish art, which includes paintings, sculptures and drawings by such artists as Eckersberg, Martinus Rørbye, J.A. Jerichau, H.W. Bissen, Jens Juel, J. Th. Lundbye, Christen Købke, P.C. Skovgaard, P.S. Krøyer, Theodor Philipsen, Astrid Noack, Edvard Weie, Karl Isakson, Vilhelm Hammershøi etc.

The collection give visitors the opportunity to visit a number of major Danish works, providing them with insight into key themes in art during this period. The exhibition will reveal the mutual influence between Danish and international art, the perception of landscape and nature, the fascination of artists with antiquity and the constantly-evolving artistic ideals, all unified by the story of the exceptional art collection, which Carl Jacobsen started in the late 19th century.

Rare Købke Painting
In March 2022 the Glyptotek acquired a painting by the Danish Golden Age painter, Christen Købke, that is on display in the exhibition. The work is highly uncharacteristic of the Danish artist, who is best known for his landscape paintings and portraits. But the painting, En bacchantinde på en søtiger (A Bacchante on a Sea Tiger) (1839) reveals a more decorative and less familiar aspect of the artist’s work, as the motif combines ancient mythology with the Danish Golden Age. Read more about the acquisition here.


See the exciting activities and events, the Glyptotek has to offer. Please note, the events in Danish will not be presented here. Go to the Danish version of the homepage to see all events.


Enjoy a delicious lunch at Picnic overlooking the Glyptotek's beautiful Winter Garden.

The Small Salon

Experience a small thematic exhibition about the French artist Paul Gauguin’s residence in Copenhagen.