Peter Hansen: The inauguration of the
Faaborg Museum. 1910-12.
(232 x 390)
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The party is gathered in Mads Rasmussen's sitting
room. It is June 24, 1910. We are in Faaborg and the sun is shining.
We are in Mads Rasmussen's summer residence, in the winter he lives
in Copenhagen. On this day the Faaborg Museum is founded. Peter
Hansen was commissioned to paint this moment - the moment when so
many wishes came true. By looking at this picture we too are surprisingly
present in Mads Rasmussen's sitting room and together with the cheerful,
restless party we wait for him to speak. Yes, he is already clearing
his throat, ready to begin. He will now present the museum to the
town and the art, and he knows that he has also thought of the future.
Grete Zahle: Peter Hansens Inauguration Painting.
Faaborg Museum. 1985