|Anna or Michael Ancher "Assessing the Day's Work" 1883|
|Michael Ancher "Anna Ancher teaching her Daughter to Draw" 1888|
In fact, Michael Ancher seemed to be very proud of his talented wife, and drew and painted her frequently throughout their courtship and marriage. In this painting he shows her teaching their daughter Helga to draw, using a small wooden gnome as a model. Helga Ancher (1883-1964) grew up to become an artist, like her parents.
|Michael Ancher "Helga Painting Daffodils" 1896|
|Michael Ancher "Anna Ancher Painting in the Studio"|
The Skagen residence of Michael and Anna Ancher is now a museum, run by the Helga Ancher Foundation. The husband and wife artist team are currently featured on the DKK1000 (the Danish 1,000 kroner bill.) They are both wearing their painting hats.