Portrait of Georg Brandes (1842–1927). Signed and dated Michael Ancher 1912. Oil on canvas. 78×62 cm.
Exhibited: Charlottenborg 1915 no. 21 reproduced p. 15.
Provenance: The estate of the late Helga Ancher, Bruun Rasmussen auction 193, 1966 no. 15.
Georg Brandes was a critic and writer who had a great influence on Scandinavian literature from the 1870s until the beginning of the inter-war period. He is traditionally considered the theorist behind the Modern Breakthrough (Det Moderne Gennembrud).