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Auction: European Art Part I
was auctioned on: 28 October 2019
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Vilhelm Hammershøi (Danish, 1864–1916)

Estimate: US$800,000 - US$1,200,000
Price realised:  US$915,000
Lot number 221, Views: 70

Vilhelm Hammershøi (Danish, 1864–1916) Den Hvide Dør (The White Door) inscribed, dated and signed 'Interior fra Karl Madsen's Bolig Lyngby/malt i 1888/v. Hammershøi' (on a label on the reverse) oil on canvas 24 5/8 x 21 ½ in. (62 x 55 cm.) Painted in 1888. Provenance The artist. Alfred Bramsen (1851-1932), Copenhagen, acquired directly from the above, 1891. His sale; Winkel and Magnussen, Copenhagen, 1 January 1904, no. 22 as Interiør. Den gamle Bilæggerovn , Lyngby 1898 . Hjalmar Hein (1871-1922), Copenhagen, acquired at the above sale. (possibly) Christian Ludwig David (1878-1960), Copenhagen. (possibly his sale) Kunsthallen, Copenhagen, 5-6 March 1953, lot 133a (erroneously catalogued as Michaëlis & Bramsen, no. 68). Anonymous sale; Arne Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, 9 February 1954, lot 97, as Den gamle Bilæggerovn (erroneously catalogued as Michaëlis & Bramsen, no. 68). Private collection, Sweden.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: European Art Part I
Date of the auction: 28 Oct 2019
Address: Christie's
New York