Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hans Tegner

[Denmark] (b 1853/d 1932)

"Hans Christian Harald Tegner, known as Hans Tegner  was a Danish artist and illustrator, best known for his illustrations of literary works by Hans Christian Andersen and Ludvig Holberg. Son of lithographer Isac Wilhelm Tegner, Hans studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1869 to 1878. His first art exhibition was in 1882, featuring watercolor illustrations of Hans Christian Andersen's story The Tinderbox. His second, and last, exhibition in 1889 was a watercolor painting celebrating the 50-year jubilee of the Constitution of Denmark, and was bought by king Christian IX of Denmark. From 1883 to 1888, Tegner painted a series of illustrations for the works of Ludvig Holberg, his greatest artistic accomplishment. The second great accomplishment of Tegner, was his exquisite illustrations produced for the so-called international selection (Danish: Verdensudgaven) of Andersen's fairy tales, finished in 1901.Tegner was made professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1897... he illustrated a number of other books, as well as postal stamps, and the first 5-Danish krone note in 1898. Tegner  was the leader of Kunsthåndværkerskolen (a part of what is now Danmarks Designskole) from 1901 to 1917, and chief designer at porcelain manufacturer Bing & Grøndahl from 1907 to 1932. He died on April 2, 1932"


Iceland 1902/1904 "King Christian IX" (13,1) [Typo (H.H. Thiele,Copenhagen)] Sc(34,...,44B)

Denmark 1904/1905 "King Christian IX" (5,1) [Engr (B. Damman,Paris)][Recess (Imperial Printing Office, Berlin)] Sc(65,...,69) [ images credit of Stampworld ] [ Tegner redesigned this stamp for a series issued in 1905/1906 with 2 stamps...]

Iceland 1907/1908 "King Christian IX and King Frederick VIII" (15,1) [Recess (Imperial Printing Office,Berlin) Center][Typo (H.H. Thiele) Frames] Sc(71,...,85)

Denmark 1907/1912 "King Frederick VIII" (7,1) [Recess (Imperial Printing Office,Berlin) Frames] Sc(72,...,78)

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