Anchers Hus og Saxilds Gaard
Anchers Hus on Markvej where the home for two of the most prominent painters in Skagen, Anna and Michael Ancher.
The inside of the house still contains the same furniture, as it had back in 1935, when the Ancher-family lived there. Today it is a museum, where you can se the family’s huge collection of their own and others artwork.
The home and artworks in Anchers Hus gives insight in the artist couple and the rest of the painters in Skagen life, both throughout their daily life and festivities. Anchers Hus was often the setting for the artist colonies parties, with the Ancher-couple in the center of attention.
The Ancher-couple bought the house in 1884, after their daughter Helga was born. At the time the house was a long and low construction along Markvej. The house was expanded in 1913 with a studio, which were drawn by the architect Ulrik Plesner. The expansion made the house look considerable in size and reflected the couple's success.
In the big garden, that surrounds Anchers Hus, you will also find Saxilds Gaard, which contains a small exhibition and the museum café “restaurant Baghaven”.