Nivaagaard Collection

Denmark / around 240 ~ images available

The Nivaagaard Collection was founded by landowner Johannes Hage, whose private collection was donated to the public.

Here you can experience art from the Italian and Northern European Renaissance, the Dutch Baroque and the Danish Golden Age.

The European collection contains works by Giovanni Bellini, Claude Lorrain and Rembrandt. The Danish collection contains works by some of the leading artists of the Danish Golden Age, including C.W. Eckersberg, Christen Købke, Johan Lundbye, Wilhelm Marstrand, Martinus Rørbye and P. C. Skovgaard.

Drawings and paintings are most prevalent, with portraits, scenes from the 19th century Italy, landscapes, animals, children, ships, religious subjects and still life compositions can be found.

The Danish Golden Age

How to find images?

1. Visit
2. In the menu choose ‘Collections’ > ‘The Collection’.

Now you can see all collection (no number of images).
Direct link


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If you wish us to curate this collection for creators, make it searchable by keywords and easy to use, please consider supporting our platform.

Is the digital scan under an open licence?

All the digital scans in this collection are under an open licence. Open licence is applied only to those digital scans where the original work is believed to be in the public domain in Denmark (and most of the European countries). Where digital scan is under an open licence, it is available to be downloaded in high resolution.

You can also see this in the image page:

1. Go to the image page
2. See that it is marked as ‘Public domain’.

More information by the provider:
Public domain

Is the original work in the public domain?

All of the original works in this collection, which are under an open licence and available to download in high resolution, are most likely in the public domain in the European countries. 

The Nivaagaard Collection is in Denmark and guided by Denmark’s copyright law. It applies open licence to digital scans where original works are believed to be in the public domain in Denmark. 

How to be more secure?

There is no filter to find images by date of creation/publishing. 

You can check this in each image page:

1. Go to the image page
2. Identify all the authors and contributors
3. Find the death date of the last living author (dates are available)

If the last living author has passed away more than 70 years ago, most likely, his/her works are in the public domain in most of the European countries. 


However, if you intend to use images for commercial purposes you might want to do additional checks to assess any risk. 

Please note, it is always your personal responsibility to make sure the original work is out of copyright in all countries where you distribute your new creative works. The supplier of the digital scan cannot guarantee this. 

How to continue searching?

Go to the main page with all collection items (see section ‘How to find images?’).

Click on one of the 3 options on the right side filter for ‘Period/Artist’.

Now you can see a list of all authors in that section.

How to view search results?

Simple search results view with no additional functionalities.

How to continue browsing?

How to view an image?

Go to the image page. Click on the image itself to see it full screen.

How to view image metadata?

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How to download?

1. Go to the image page.
2. Click on ‘Download Photo’.

How to attribute?

Artist name, Title, Date. The Nivaagaard Collection. Open licence (e.g. CC0 ) + a link

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