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Carl Larsson

(Sweden, 1853-1919)
1 500 000 - 2 000 000 SEK
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Carl Larsson
(Sweden, 1853-1919)

"Skidlöperska / Flicka spänner på sig skidorna"

Signed C.L. within circle and dated 1911. Watercolour 74 x 52.5 cm.


Galerie Commeter/Commeter'sche Kunsthandlung, Hamburg, Germany.
Fritzes Kungl. Hovbokhandel, Stockholm (acquired directly from the artist July 1912 for 1320 kr).
The collection of managing director Paulus Källander, Örebro.
Subsequently by inheritance within the family to the present owner.


"Internationale Aquarellausstellung", Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany, May 1911 (under the title "Skiläuferin").
Galerie Commeter/Commeter'sche Kunsthandlung, Hamburg, Germany, February 1912 (under the title "Skiläuferin").
Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, exhibition arranged in cooperation with The National Gallery, Stockholm, "Carl Larsson -Minnesutställning", 1953, cat nr 324 (under the title "Flicka spänner på sig skidorna").


"Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte", September 1912, illustrated in colour in Franz Servaes article about Carl Larsson.
Cecilia Lengefeld, "Der Maler des glücklichen Heims. Zur Rezeption Carl Larssons im wilhelminischen Deutschland", 1993, listed in index over exhibitions page 126, mentioned and illustrated in colour full page, page 119.
Ulwa Neergaard, "Carl Larsson. Signerat med pensel och penna", 1999, catalogued under year 1911, nr 1446, page 137.

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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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