This spring Sotheby’s will bring to the market a striking interior by Vilhelm Hammershøi, remarkable for its introspective and beguiling qualities. Interior, Strandgade 30, painted circa 1905, was acquired directly from the artist and has remained in the collection of the same family ever since. Estimated at £700,000-900,000, it will be offered for sale in an auction of 19th Century European Paintings in London on 21 May 2015. Nina Wedell-Wedellsborg, Head of Sotheby’s Denmark, commented: ‘Hammershøi is an artist whom Danish people hold close to their hearts. But with his ascent to international status through recent high-profile exhibitions, record-breaking prices at auction, and his unique aesthetic that finds resonance among collectors of both Old Master and modern and contemporary art, he has been embraced around the world, in academic circles, among art collectors,

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