Eviction Notice (1906)

Brendekilde, Hans Andersen (1857 - 1942)

Eviction Notice

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Original: Salt Lake City
Oil on Canvas: 37" x 51"
Catalog# BREH-001

A collector stands before two desperate farmers pleading for him to reconsider the notice of eviction. Dressed in tattered, worn and humble attire with their aprons and wooden shoes, the old farmers look insignificant compared to the collector dressed in a nicely pressed blue suit, shined shoes and top hat. The old man supports himself with a walking stick as he holds a wood-planked door open. He wears a thick wool sweater and leather apron. The collector points his smoking pipe at the evicted couple while he holds his ledger under his left arm. The farmer’s neighbor and her chickens watch the pathetic scene.

The old couple shares a thatched roof house with another woman. The walls are white-washed mud and stucco with wooden support beams sticking out above the wood-planked shutters. They stand on a stony walkway bordering a wooden post fence. Green fallen leaves are scattered on the brown foreground while lush trees fill the right of the composition. Another thatched house can be seen in the background. The collector’s blue suit strongly contrasts against the rich brown and green palette of the composition.

Artist: Brendekilde, Hans Andersen (1857-1942)

  • Born April 7th 1857 in Brændekilde, DK, son of Anders Rasmussen and Maren Nielsdatter.
  • Married Ida Juliane Antonia Nielsen March 25th 1884 in Copenhagen.
  • Died March 30th 1942 Jyllinge, DK.

Education:

  • Adolescent Years: Stone Mason in Odense
  • 1877-81 - Attended Model Drawing School / The Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen

Travels & Stays:

  • 1889-90 - Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Egypt and Syria
  • 1894-95 - Germany and Italy
  • 1908-09, 22-23 - Italy

Awards & Acknowledgments:

  • 1886, 89, 90 - Royal Academy Medals
  • 1889 - Bronze Medal in Paris
  • 1892 - Raben-Levetzau Prize
  • 1892 - Hielmstierne- Rosencrone Medal
  • 1892, 93 - Years Medals
  • 1893 - Medal in Chicago
  • 1894 - Ancher Medal
  • 1896 - Eibeschütz' Prize

Positions & Appointments:

  • 1893 - Became a Member of The Royal Art Academy Council
  • 1894 - Charlottenborg Exhibition Council Member
  • 1925-42 - National Association of Art Council Member

Exhibitions:

  • 1882 - Debut Exhibit at Charlottenborg Palace
  • 1883-94, 1896-1926, 1929-37, 40 - Spring Exhibitions at Charlottenborg Palace
  • 1883, 88 - Nordic Art Exhibits in Copenhagen
  • 1889 - World Exhibition in Paris
  • 1891 - Munich Exhibit
  • 1891 - National Artist Association Exhibit
  • 1893 - Chicago Exhibit
  • 1901 - Town Hall Exhibit in Copenhagen
  • 1907 - Danish Artist’s Exhibit in Guildhall, London
  • 1908 - KE Exhibit
  • 1909 - National Art Exhibit in Arhus, DK
  • 1932, 42 - National Artist Association Exhibit
  • 1933 - Association of National Art Exhibit
  • 1957 - “Looking Back” Exhibit
  • 1976 - Fyn Art Museum Exhibit
  • 1983 - “In memory of…” National Art Exhibit in Copenhagen
  • 1988 - “The Cultivated Landscape” at Gl. Holtegaard Exhibit