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Interior of a Tavern

Peter Severin Krøyer, Danish, 1851 - 1909
Peter Krøyer was a member of the Skagen School, a group of nineteenth-century painters who worked by the sea on the northern tip of Denmark every summer. He created this scene of fishermen gathered in a tavern in Skagen for John G. Johnson of Philadelphia, an eminent lawyer and avid art collector. Johnson, who rarely commissioned works from living artists, purchased a number of Scandinavian paintings with the assistance of Alexander Harrison, a Philadelphia-born marine painter who lived in Paris....

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Purchased from the artist by Alexander Harrison (1853–1930) as agent to John G. Johnson (1841–1917), Philadelphia, June 1887 [1]; bequest to the City of Philadelphia, 1917.1. Receipt from the artist, June 1887, Correspondence, John G. Johnson Papers, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives,

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