Peter Hansen, 1908 - Playing Children, Enghave Square - fine art print

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(© - by Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark))

Hand in hand, a chain of little girls surge ahead, trying to catch their friends. The dynamic movement is accentuated by abrupt cropping and flickering reflections in the girl’s faces and the new-leaved trees.

The painting's motif The scene is from Copenhagen, specifically Enghave Plads on Vesterbro. From 1905 onwards, Peter Hansen kept his winter dwelling on Enghavevej, and he found most of his urban scenes in his neighbourhood. Without any indignation, but with keen interest in social issues he depicted modern life. He treated the idyllic aspects such as children playing and men enjoying a Sunday beer, but the vagabonds on Christianshavns Vold were also included in his image of the world.

The artist's association Fynboerne As a student at Zahrtmann’s School during the years around 1890, Peter Hansen met two other artists from Funen: Johannes Larsen (1867-1961) and Fritz Syberg (1862-1939). Their friendship came to be at the heart of the artist’s association Fynboerne, but Peter Hansen’s most important sources of artistic inspiration were Kristian Zahrtmann (1843-1917) and Theodor Philipsen (1840-1920).

Inspired by Kristian Zahrtmann and Theodor Philipsen Zahrtmann’s free treatment of colour and Philipsen’s mimetic Impressionism are continued in Hansen’s art. In Playing Children this legacy is apparent in the strong intensification of colour and the flickering reflections. Peter Hansen did not, however, become quite as anti-naturalistic in his colour treatment as Zahrtmann, nor did he dissolve his motifs in bursts of light and colour like Philipsen. Instead he retained his down-to-earth grip on reality as it is perceived.

Artpiece information

Artpiece title: "Playing Children, Enghave Square"
Classification: painting
Category: modern art
Temporal classification: 20th century
Created in: 1908
Age of artwork: around 110 years
Medium of original artwork: oil on canvas
Original artwork size: 109,5 x 151,5 cm
Museum / collection: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Museum location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Museum website:
License of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark

The painter

Artist: Peter Hansen
Other artist names: Hansen Peter, Peter Hansen
Artist gender: male
Artist nationality: Danish
Jobs of the artist: artist, active th century
Home country: Denmark
Artist classification: modern artist
Died at the age of: 60 years
Birth year: 1868
Born in (place): Faaborg
Died: 1928
Place of death: Faaborg

The product

Print prodct: fine art print
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production method: UV direct print
Origin of the product: Germany
Type of stock: production on demand
Intended product use: wall gallery, art reproduction gallery
Orientation of the artwork: landscape alignment
Side ratio: length : width - 1.4 : 1
Image aspect ratio interpretation: the length is 40% longer than the width
Product material choices: canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size options: 70x50cm - 28x20", 140x100cm - 55x39"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size options: 70x50cm - 28x20", 140x100cm - 55x39"
Poster print (canvas paper) sizes: 70x50cm - 28x20"
Aluminium dibond print: 70x50cm - 28x20", 140x100cm - 55x39"
Framing of the art reproduction: not available

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For every product we offer different materials & sizes. The following options are available for individualization:

  • Aluminium dibond print: Aluminium Dibond prints are prints on metal with an outstanding depth effect. The non-reflective surface make a fashionable impression. A direct Aluminium Dibond Print is your best introduction to prints on aluminum. For our Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print your artwork onto the surface of the aluminum. The bright components of the artpiece shine with a silk gloss but without glare. The colors of the print are luminous, details are crisp and clear.
  • Acrylic glass print: The acrylic glass print, often labelled as a plexiglass print, will transform the original into home decoration. Besides, the acrylic glass print is a distinct alternative to canvas or dibond fine art prints.
  • Poster print (canvas material): A poster print is a printed cotton canvas with a granular surface finish, that reminds the original masterpiece. Please keep in mind, that depending on the absolute size of the poster we add a white margin between 2-6cm around the artwork, which facilitates the framing with a custom frame.
  • Canvas print: A canvas print is a printed cotton canvas mounted on a wooden frame. A canvas of this work of art will allow you to transform your custom fine art print into a large work of art as you would see in a gallery. The great advantage of canvas prints is that they are relatively low in weight, which implies that it is easy and straightforward to hang up your Canvas print without any wall-mounts. Because of thatcanvas prints are suitable for any kind of wall.

Art product specs

The painting was painted by Peter Hansen. The 110 year-old version of the artpiece was made with the size: 109,5 x 151,5 cm. Oil on canvas was applied by the artist as the medium of the piece of art. Today, this artwork is in the the digital art collection of Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark). With courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark (license: public domain).The creditline of the artwork is: . Moreover, alignment is in landscape format with a side ratio of 1.4 : 1, which implies that the length is 40% longer than the width.

Disclaimer: We try in order to depict the products with as many details as it is possible and to display them visually in our shop. Please bear in mind that the colors of the printing material and the imprint can vary to a certain extent from the image on your device's screen. Depending on your screen settings and the condition of the surface, not all color pigments can be printed as realisitcally as the digital version depicted here. Given that our art reproductions are processed and printed manually, there may as well be slight differences in the exact position and the size of the motif.

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