The Hammershøi Photographs: The Artist’s Wife

Leslie Hossack dedicated AT HOME: Hammershøi to Ida. She appears in the book spreads below. Hossack writes: “I believe Ida’s role has been underrepresented. Of the 46 Hammershøi interiors I photographed in Canada and Europe, 30 reveal Ida. She is usually seen from behind, wearing a long black dress, with only the nape of her neck exposed. Vilhelm’s tender treatment of the nape of his wife’s neck reveals an exquisite vulnerability – his or hers?”