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Carl Larsson

(Sweden, 1853-1919)
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Carl Larsson
(Sweden, 1853-1919)

"I nattskjortan / Lisbeth med gul tulpan"

Signed C.L. and dated 1894. Watercolour 55.5 x 33 cm.


Originally commissioned by Pontus Fürstenberg as a gift to his sister Louise (married to Mr. Simon Magnus).
Mrs. Louise Magnus.
Consular general Olof Lamm, Stockholm (grandson of, the sister-in-law of the above, Göthilda Philipson, née Magnus).
Mrs. Signe Lamm.
Private collection.


Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, "Invigningsutställning. Larsson-Liljefors-Zorn", March - April 1916, cat nr 18 (under the title "I nattskjortan").
Nordiska Museet, Stockholm, "Barnet i konsten", 20 September - 12 October 1941, cat nr 158 (under the title "Lisbeth med tulpan").


Ernst Malmberg, "Larsson-Liljefors-Zorn. En återblick", 1919, mentioned page 19 and illustrated full page in the plate section.
Georg Nordensvan, "Carl Larsson, II, 1890-1919", SAK, 1921, mentioned page 49-50 and illustrated full page, page 59.
Görel Cavalli-Björkman och Bo Lindwall, "Carl Larsson och hans värld", 1982, illustrated in colour page 133.
Ulwa Neergaard, "Carl Larsson. Signerat med pensel och penna", 1999, illustrated in colour, page 167 and catalogued under year 1894, nr 584b (under the title "I nattskjortan/Lisbeth med gul tulpan/Lisbeth i linnet") page 55.

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Carl Larsson is considered one of the greatest Swedish artists of all time. He was born in Gamla Stan in Stockholm and studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in the years 1866-76. After his studies in Stockholm, he traveled to France and settled in Grèz-sur-Loing. There he mainly painted garden motifs. In France, he met his future wife Karin Bergöö, who was also an artist and came to mean a lot for his artistry. Already during his student years, he made a living as a photo retoucher and cartoonist in the press. It was also during his studies that Larsson got to know Anders Zorn and Bruno Liljefors, together the three are usually called the ABC artists. At the end of the 1880s, Carl and Karin were given "Lilla Hyttnäs" in Sundborn outside Falun by Karin's father, and this is where Larsson's most famous watercolors depicting his family were created. The motifs often depict sunny landscapes with children, crayfish fishing, meals in the green and interior scenes. Larsson is represented, among other, in the National Museum, where "Gustav Vasas intåg i Stockholm" and "Midvinterblot" fills the stairwell. Represented mainly at the National Museum in Stockholm and at the Gothenburg Art Museum.

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