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21st July 2023

Carl Larsson's paintings of the family house and life could fill many weeks of Posts, but we end with one of his - and our - favourite subjects: reading. 'Woman Reading on a Bench' (1913) is possibly one of the greatest calls to settle down under a tree with a book, a dog, and a cat. The details are wonderful; the model is wearing one of Karin's long, roomy 'reform' dresses, has one of her woven blankets tucked underneath, and her head rests on a richly embroidered cushion. This is the Larsson way: unforced, natural and comfortable. Suffice to say, a visit to Sundborn is highly recommended.

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