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Hans Christian Andersen reading to the painter’s children
Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann (1819–1881), 1862
H. C. Andersens Hus, Odense, Denmark
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The bedroom is dedicated to the tales and legends that mirror the fruitful encounters across space and time. Cross-border dynastic marriages but also military conquests played a leading role in the introduction and diffusion of new fragrances, textures, techniques, styles, and habits in Europe.