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Carl Larsson

(Sweden, 1853-1919)
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100 000 - 125 000 SEK
9 090 - 11 400 EUR
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Carl Larsson
(Sweden, 1853-1919)

"Bal i bröllopsgudens hägn"

Executed 1882. Watercolour and charcoal on paper glued on canvas 68 x 177 cm.

Saleroom notice

Paper laid down on canvas. Damages. Repairs.

Provenance

Professor Carl Wahlund (1846-1913), Uppsala.
Kalmar Nation, Uppsala (deposited at Carolina Rediviva since 1986).

Literature

Ulwa Neergaard, ”Carl Larsson: signerat med pensel och penna”, 1999, listed in the catalogue under 1884, p. 25 cat no. 200.
Georg Pauli, ”Konstnärsbrev II”, Stockholm 1928, p.21f.
Börjeson, Bertil "Från Grèz till 'Bortom Bullret'. Några anteckningar om Kalmar Nations Carl Larsson-kartonger.", in Kalmar Nations skriftserie XXVII, 1950, p. 42-45.
Börjeson, Bertil, ”De nordiska konstnärernas jul i Paris 1882. Ett postscriptum till uppsatsen Från Grèz till Bortom bullret”, in Kalmar nations skriftserie XXIX, 1952, p. 30-36.
Nationalmuseum, Torsten Gunnarsson, "Carl Larsson, En utställning ingående i Nationalmuseums 200-årsjubileum", Stockholm, 1992, p 44
Gunnarsson, Torsten. (red.), The painters in Grez-sur-Loing, Tokyo, 2000.
Meister, Anna, Rech, Carina & Sidén, Karin (red.), Grez-sur-Loing: konst och relationer, Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, 2019, illustrated p. 58-59 and mentioned p. 57

More information

Bröllopsguden ses här med gröngrå vingar på ett postament med inskriften "Hymen" och de genomstungna hjärtana visar att han har lyckats med sitt uppdrag - att leda paren in i det heliga förbund och Grez var platsen för detta uppdrag. I Spadas text "De nordiska konstnärernas jul i Paris", publicerad i Svenska Dagbladet 9 januari 1883 skriver han "att giftasepidemien grasserat gräsliga bland konstnärskolonien under 1882". Larsson har avbildat tre par i högtidsklädsel och från vänster ses C. G. Hellqvist med makan Julia, f. Thiersch, Hugo Birger med makan Matilda, f. Gadea och Johan Ericson med makan Anna, f. Gardell.

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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