Anna Ancher standing in the doorway

Michael Ancher1883

Anchers Hus

Anchers Hus
Skagen, Denmark

The painting is a smaller version of the monumental Portrait of my wife. The painter Anna Ancher (The Hirschsprung Collection). While the larger version was sold, the family kept this version for themselves. Michael Ancher has painted his wife while pregnant standing in the doorway of their first home, the Garden House, which today is in the garden of Skagens Museum.


  • Title: Anna Ancher standing in the doorway
  • Creator: Michael Ancher
  • Date Created: 1883
  • Location Created: Anchers Hus, Skagen, Denmark
  • Physical Dimensions: h 132.5 w 103.5 cm (including frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Copyright Art Museums of Skagen & Kirsten Bøjstrup 2016 - All rights reserved.
  • Medium: Oil
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Art Movement: Skagen painters
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Location: The Garden House, Skagen, Denmark
  • Depicted Person: Anna Ancher
  • Photographer: Kirsten Bøjstrup

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