Garden Scene from Marstrand on the West Coast of Sweden
Signed C.L. Executed in 1889. Watercolour 60 x 47 cm.
Private collection, Sweden.
Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, "Carl Larsson. Minnesutställning", exhibition arranged together with Nationalmuseum (National Gallery of Art), Sweden, September - October 1953, no. 84a.
Ulwa Neergaard, "Carl Larsson. Signerat med pensel och penna", 1999, catalogued under year 1889, p. 41, no. 393 (under the title "Fürstenbergs trädgård, Marstrand" ["Fürstenberg's Garden, Marstrand"] ).
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.Read more