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Carl Larsson

(Sweden, 1853-1919)
Estimate
5 000 000 - 7 000 000 SEK
455 000 - 636 000 EUR
476 000 - 666 000 USD
Hammer price
10 200 000 SEK
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Carl Larsson
(Sweden, 1853-1919)

"Syende flicka"

Signed C.L. within a circle and dated 1911. Watercolour 66 x 99 cm.

Provenance

Originally in the collections of Chamberlain Harald Bildt (acquired directly from the artist in June 1912); private collection.

Exhibitions

"Internationale Aqvarellenausstellung", Düsseldorf, May 1911; Liljevalchs Konsthall (Liljevalchs Public Art Gallery), Stockholm, "Carl Larsson. Minnesutställning", March 6 - April 5, 1920, no. 276 (under the title "Anna S."); Petit Palais. Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, "Carl Larsson. L'imagier de la Suède", March 7 - June 7, 2014 (under the title "Anna S [Jeune Fille cousant]").

Literature

Carl Larsson, "Andras barn", 1913, illustrated; 'Kammarherre Harald Bildts hem. Strandvägen 7 B, Stockholm', article in (Ed.) Albin Roosval, "Svenska hem i ord och bilder", 1914, mentioned and illustrated in interior photo p. 54; Ulwa Neergaard, "Carl Larsson. Signerat med pensel och penna", 1999, listed in the catalogue under year 1911, p. 137, no. 1442.

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Artist

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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