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Interior of a Tavern

Peter Severin Krøyer, Danish, 1851 - 1909

Made in France, Europe


Oil on canvas

33 3/4 × 45 inches (85.7 × 114.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 1015

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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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.