Free download of artworks

Free download of artworks

Many of the works in the SMK collection are marked as public domain. They belong to the public – which means that they belong to you, too. Here you can download high-resolution images of 160 of the museum’s most prominent artworks.

A selection of the art works you can download

What can you use the images for?
The copyright on the art works has expired because they were made by artists who passed away more than 70 years ago. Therefore their works are in the public domain. This also means that you are free to use the images for any purpose without asking permission from the SMK or anyone else.

Since the copyright on these images has expired, you are free to:

  • Share the images – i.e. to copy, distribute, and transmit them.
  • Remix the images – i.e. modify and reuse them in new contexts.
  • Use the images in any context – e.g. teaching, research, lectures, publications, film productions, etc. This includes commercial purposes.

The images have been dedicated to the Public Domain to clearly signify that they are no longer subject to copyright. They belong to the public – to you.

More about the Public Domain dedication

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Danish and Nordic Art 1750-1859
Danish and Nordic Art 1860-1910
European Art
Graphics and drawings

Proper conduct when using public domain images
We ask you to please respect the original images when you use pictures of them in new contexts. In order to allow others to see where the original works can be found, and where they can download the images themselves, we ask you to include a reference to the SMK.

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Artist, title of the work, date (year), Statens Museum for Kunst,

If you use an image of the art work In a Roman Osteria by Carl Bloch, please state the source:

Carl Bloch, In a Roman Osteria, 1866, Statens Museum for Kunst,

Read about how to use Public Domain images in a respectful manner

Overview of the artworks

All the works currently offered as high-resolution downloads are among the museum’s highlights. You can find an overview of the works here:


Amadeo Modigliani (1884-1920): Alice, c. 1918

Carl Frederik Stanley (c. 1738-1813): Amor patriae. Allegory symbolising patriotism, 1777

Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651): Apollo and Diana Punishing Niobe by Killing her Children, 1591

Martinus Rørbye (1803-48): The Prison of Copenhagen, 1831

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916): Artemis, 1893-94

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916): The Buildings of the Asiatic Company, seen from St. Annæ Gade, 1902

Peder Severin Krøyer (1851-1909): Boys Bathing at Skagen. Summer evening, 1899

Francesco Solimena (1657-1747): The Annunciation, after 1753

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783-1853): Bella and Hanna. The Eldest Daughters of M.L. Nathanson, 1820

Ambrosius Bosschaerts den Ældre (1573-1621): Bouquet of Flowers in a Stone Niche, 1618

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528): Abduction on a Unicorn, 1516

Anna Petersen (1845-1910): Breton Girl looking after Plants in Hothouse, 1884

Francesco Guardi (1712-93): The Bucintoro Festival of Venice. The Bacino di S. Marco with the "Bucintoro", the Doge's State Barge, on Ascension Day, 1780-93

Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680): Bust of Camilla Barbadori. Mother of Pope Urban VIII Barberin, 1619

Peter Christian Skovgaard (1817-75): A Beech Wood in May near Iselingen Manor, Zealand, 1857

Christian Albrecht Jensen (1792-1870): Cathrine Jensen, née Lorenzen, the artist's Wife, Wearing a Turban, c. 1842-44

Jens Juel (1745-1802): The Dancing Glade at Sorgenfri North of Copenhagen, c. 1800

Harald Slott-Møller (1864-1937): Danish Landscape, 1891

Salvator Rosa (1615-73): Demokritus in Meditation, 1650-51

Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner (1712-1761): The prodigal Son living with Harlots

Donato Bramante (c. 1444-1514): St. Christopher with the Infant Jesus, c. 1490

Nicolai Abildgaard (1743-1809): The Wounded Philoctetes, 1775

Pieter Aertsen: The Fat Kitchen. An Allegory, 1508-75

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783-1853): The Russian Ship of the Line "Assow" and a Frigate at Anchor in the Roads of Elsinore, 1828

Karel Dujardin (1628-78): Boy Blowing Soap Bubbles. Allegory on the Transitoriness and the Brevity of Life, 1663

Kristian Zahrtmann (1843-1917): The Death of Queen Sophie Amalie, 1882

Niels Hansen Jacobsen (1861-1941): Motif from The Story of a Mother, 1892

Anna Ancher (1859-1935): A Funeral, 1891

Frants Henningsen (1850-1908): A Funeral, 1883

Johan Thomas Lundbye (1818-48): A Danish Coast. View from Kitnæs by the Roskilde Fjord, 1843

Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann (1819-1881): An Egyptian Fellah Woman with her Baby, 1872

Frederik Vermehren (1823-1910): A Jutland Shepherd on the Moors, 1855

Theodor Philipsen (1840-1920): Late Autumn Day in the Jægersborg Deer Park, North of Copenhagen, 1886

Wilhelm Bendz (1804-32): A Young Artist (Ditlev Blunck) Examining a Sketch in a Mirror, 1826

Pieter Lastman (1583-1633): The Angel Raphael Takes Leave of Old Tobit and his Son Tobias, 1618

Vigilius Eriksen (1722-82): Dowager Queen Juliane Marie of Denmark, 1776

Constantin Hansen (1804-80): A Group of Danish Artists in Rome, 1837

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665): Testament of Eudamidas, 1644-48

Wilhelm Bendz (1804-32): The Waagepetersen Family, 1830

Felice Boselli (1650-1730): Skinned Head of a Young Bull

Carl Bloch (1834-90): In a Roman Osteria, 1866

Jacques François Joseph Saly (1717-1776): King Frederik V

Carl Gustaf Pilo (1711-93): Frederik V in his Anointing Robes, c. 1750

Johannes Simon Holtzbecker (1610-20 - 1671): Gottorfer Codex, 1649-1659

Christen Købke (1810-48): The Garden Steps Leading to the Artist’s Studio on Blegdammen, c. 1845

Philips Koninck (1619-88): Dutch Panorama Landscape with a River, 1654

Hans Holbein den Ældre (c. 1465-1524): Head of a Crossbowman, c. 1516

Giovanni Pisano (c. 1248- before 1319): Head of a Bearded Man, 1312-14

Laurits Andersen Ring (1854-1933): The Artist's Wife, 1897

Laurits Andersen Ring (1854-1933): Harvest, 1885

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916): The Artist's Easel, 1910

Edgar Degas (1834-1917): Intimacy, c. 1877-80

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78): The Tomb of the Istacidi, Pompeii, 1777/78

Filippino Lippi (C. 1457-1504): The Meeting of Joachim and Anne outside the Golden Gate of Jerusalem, 1497

Ambrogio Lorenzetti (Before 1317- C. 1348): St. John the Baptist, 1337-42

Nicolai Abildgaard (1743-1809): The Midwife Taking Leave of the girl from Andros. From Terence´s Andria, 1801

Adriaen de Vries (1550/60-1626): Cain killing Abel, 1622

Laurits Andersen Ring (1854-1933): Whitewashing the Old House, 1908

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1696-1770): The Triumph of Pulcinella, 1753-54

Johan Thomas Lundbye (1818-48): Kolås Wood. Vejrhøj, 1846

Lucas Cranach den Ældre (c. 1472-1553): The Crucifixion, c. 1506-1520

Theodoor Rombouts (1597-1637): Card and Backgammon Players. Fight over Cards, C. 1620-30

Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588-1629): Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1620

Ubekendt kunstner (1526-1530 - 1569): Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple, 1569

Joakim Skovgaard (1856-1933): Christ in the Realm of the Dead, 1891-94

Andrea Mantegna (1430/41-1506): Christ as the Suffering Redeemer, 1495-1500

Johann Salomon Wahl (1689-1765): Gerhard Morell, Curator of the Royal Danish Kunstkammer

Karel van Mander III (1609/10-1670): The Artist with his Family

Lucas Cranach den Ældre (c. 1472-1553): The Stag Hunt of the Elector Frederic the Wise (1463-1525) of Saxony, 1529

Edouard Manet (1832-83): Lying on the Beach. Annabel Lee, c. 1881

Jørgen Sonne (1801-90): Rural Scene, 1848

Theodor Philipsen (1840-1920): Long Shadows. Cattle on the Island of Saltholm, ca. 1890

Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743): Children Playing in the Open

Peter Hansen (1868-1928): Playing Children, Enghave Square, 1907-08

Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678): Like to Like, 1640/45

Jens Juel (1745-1802): Running boy. Marcus Holst von Schmidten, 1802

Cecco di Pietro (Active 1370 - before 1403): Virgin and Child Playing with a Goldfinch and Holding a Sheaf of Mille, 1379

Jan Gossaert (1478-1532): Portrait of a Man

El Greco (1541-1614): Portrait of a Man, 1570-75

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640): Matthaeus Yrsselius (1541-1629), Abbot of Sint-Michiel's Abbey in Antwerp, C. 1624

Lucas Cranach den Ældre (C. 1472-1553): Melancholy, 1532

Jens Juel (1745-1802): Niels Ryberg with his Son Johan Christian and his Daughter-in-Law Engelke, née Falbe, 1797

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916): Seated Female Nude, 1889

Jens Adolf Jerichau (1816-83): The Panther Hunter, 1845-46

Harald Giersing (1881-1927): The Judgement of Paris, 1909

Lucas Cranach den Ældre (c. 1472-1553): The Judgement of Paris, 1527

Christen Købke (1810-48): Morning View of Østerbro, 1836

Michel Sittow (1468-1525/26): Portrait of the Danish King Christian II, 1514/15

Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576): Portrait of the Venetian Painter Giovanni Bellini?, 1511-12

Frans (I) Hals (1582/83-1666): Portrait of a Man, C. 1655-60

Federico Barocci (C. 1553-1612): Portrait of a Young Lady, C. 1600

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916): Portrait of Ida, the Artist's Wife, 1898

Parmigianino (1503-40): Portrait of Lorenzo Cybo, 1523

Willem Kalf (1619-93): Pronk Still Life with Holbein Bowl, Nautilus Cup, Glass Goblet and Fruit Dish, 1678

Jan van Goyen (1596-1656): View of the City of Arnhem, 1646

Domenico Gargiulo kaldet Micco Spadero (1609/10-75): Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well

Michael Ancher (1849-1927): The Lifeboat is Taken through the Dunes, 1883

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640): The Judgement of Solomon, C. 1617

Carl Bloch (1834-90): Samson and the Philistines, 1863

Mesteren for Palazzo Venezia-madonnaen (C. 1340-60): St. Corona and St. Vittorio of Siena, 1350-51

Isaac Oliver I (1566-1617): A Party in open Air. An Allegory, C. 1590-1595

Christen Købke (1810-48): Self-Portrait, c. 1833

Johan Heinrich Füssli (1741-1825): Woman Sitting. Curled up, 1778 or later

Nicolai Abildgaard (1743-1809): Simo and his former slave Sosia, 1803

Johan Thomas Lundbye (1818-48): Zealand Landscape. Open Country in North Zealand, 1842

Prins Eugen (1865-1947): Ships in Winter, 1908

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669): Sketch for The Knight with the Falcon, known as "The Crusader", 1659-1661

Niels Hansen Jacobsen (1861-1941): The Shadow, 1897-98

Jean Francois Pierre Peyron (1744-1814): The Death of Socrates, 1787

Frederik Sødring (1809-62): The Summer Spire on the Cliffs of the Island Møn. Moonlight, 1831

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669): Study of an Old Man in Profile, c. 1630

Salvator Rosa (1615-73): Studies for the Death of Empedocles, after 1666

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916): Interior in Strandgade, Sunlight on the Floor, 1901

Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678): Susanna and the Elders, 1653

Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678): The Apostle Peter Finding the Tribute Money in the Mouth of the Fish. Also called "The Ferry Boat to Antwerp, C. 1623

Hermann Ernst Freund (1786-1840): Thor Resting with his Hammer, 1828-1829

Melchior Lorck (1526/27-88): Ten Women of Stralsund, 1571/73

Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem (1562-1638): The Fall of the Titans (The Titanomachia), 1588-90

Constantin Hansen (1804-80): The Arch of Titus in Rome, 1839

Maerten van Heemskerck (1498-1574): Christ Being Crowned wiht Thorns, c. 1548

Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts (C. 1610 - after 1675): Trompe l'oeil with a studio wall and vanitas still lifes, 1668

Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts (1610-1675): Trompe l'oeil. The Reverse of a Framed Painting, 1670

Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts (c. 1610- after 1675): Trompe l'oeil. Board Partition with Letter Rack and Music Book, 1668

Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts (c. 1610- after 1675): Trompe l'oeil. A Cabinet in the Artist's Studio, 1670-1671

Christen Købke (1810-48): A View from Dosseringen near the Sortedam Lake Looking Towards Nørrebro, 1838

Christen Købke (1810-48): View from a Window in Toldbodvej Looking towards the Citadel in Copenhagen, c. 1833

Martinus Rørbye (1803-48): View from the artist's room, c. 1825

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783-1853): A View through Three of the North-Western Arches of the Third Storey of the Coliseum in Rome, 1815 or 1816

Willem Drost?, Rembrandts værksted (1633-58): Young Woman with a Carnation, 1656

August Strindberg (1849-1912): Storm in the Skerries. "The Flying Dutchman",, 1892

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783-1853): At a Window in the Artist's Studio, 1852

Jacob Isacksz van Ruisdael (C. 1628-82): Road through an oak Forest, 1646-47

Ubekendt kunstner (active about 1460): Venus, ca. 1460

Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651): Venus and Adonis, 1632

Lucas Cranach den Ældre (C. 1472-1553): Venus with Cupid Stealing Honey, 1530

Johan Christian Dahl (1788-1857): Eruption of the Volcano Vesuvius 1820, 1821

Rembrandt van Pijn (1606-69): The Gust of Wind, 1650/51

Albert Gottschalk (1866-1906): Winter Landscape. Utterslev near Copenhagen, 1887

Johan Christian Dahl (1788-1857): Winter Landscape. Near Vordingborg, 1827

Updated: 23.dec.2014
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