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

Interior in Strandgade, Sunlight on the Floor

Oil on canvas, 47 x 52 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Much of Hammershøi's work shows interiors from his homes. Over the years he would use his changing homes as studio and subject matter. The rooms constitute the main setting, and in this setting the figures interact with their surroundings as if taking part in an intimate chamber play. The figure in the present interior is the artist's wife.