HAMMERSHØI, Vilhelm
(b. 1864, København, d. 1916, København)

Seated Female Nude

1889
Oil on canvas, 126 x 93 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

In this painting the artist has accurately and gently modelled with his brushes the woman's skin and voluptuous curves. The nude has a bodily sensuality that is often overlooked within Hammershøi's art; a sensuality that also appears in several of the artist's renditions of his wife, Ida.