A Family

Paintings from a Bygone Age

Original Artwork by Carl Larsson; Polly Lawson

Out of print

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A new edition of this book, combined with Carl Larsson's wonderful A Farm, and A Home, is now available:
Carl Larsson's Home, Family and Farm

Beautiful watercolours depicting Swedish rural life at the turn of the last century.

210 x 295 mm
Floris Books
Art & Literature
21 colour reproductions
32 pages
Publication date:
22 Feb 2007


-- Stunning watercolour paintings by one of Sweden’s best-loved artists
-- Fascinating insight into Swedish rural and artistic life in the late nineteenth century
-- Accompanied by an explanatory text giving more detail about his life and techniques

Carl Larsson is one of Sweden’s best-loved artists. His stunning watercolours of his home and family from the end of the nineteenth century are acclaimed as one of the richest records of life at that time.

The paintings in this book all depict Larsson’s family: his wife Karin and their eight children. The accompanying text provides a fascinating insight into Larsson family life, and Carl’s painting techniques.

Today, over 60,000 tourists a year visit Sundborn to admire Larsson’s home and work.


Carl Larsson (1853-1919) was born into a poor family in Stockholm, Sweden. He was accepted to the Stockholm Academy of Fine Arts at the age of thirteen and spent several years working as a newspaper and magazine illustrator. He moved to Paris, where, as a penniless artist, he met his wife Karin, also an artist. In 1888 they moved back to Sundborn in Sweden. Carl Larsson is best known for his lovely watercolour paintings of his home and family which were popularised through a series of books.


Don't miss the other beautiful art books available by Carl Larsson:
A Farm
A Family

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