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Summer evening on Skagen's Southern Beach

P.S. Krøyer was inspired to paint this evocative picture in 1892 at a dinner party in his summer residence in Skagen. After dinner, the guests went down to the beach, and Anna Ancher and Marie Krøyer went for a walk along the shore. The picture is an excellent example of the atmospheric painting of the period, which many artists were preoccupied with at the end of the 19th century. The painting wa…