A Family: Paintings from a Bygone Age

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Carl Larsson is one of Sweden's best-loved artists. The watercolours of his home and family from the end of the nineteenth century are widely acclaimed as a one of the richest records of life at that time.
The paintings in this book all depict Larsson's family: his wife Karen and their children - Suzanne, Ulf, Pontus, Lisbeth, Brita, Kersti, Esbjorn - at their home in Sundborn. The accompanying text provides an insight into Larsson family life, and Carl's painting techniques.

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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.

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