Girl and rocking chair

Carl Larsson1907

Malmö Konstmuseum

Malmö Konstmuseum
Malmö, Sweden

Carl Larsson is one of Sweden's most beloved artists and interior designers, representative of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His many paintings include oils, watercolors, and frescoes. The girl (Greta Arnbom born 1903) is dressed in a coat and muff standing in front of a Christmas tree. She was the daughter of the village carpenter in the village where the artist lived. The rocking chair standing in front of the girl was made ​​by the girl's father commissioned by the artist's wife, Karin. It is told that the carpenter delivered the furniture in the evening so that the villagers would not see that he had made the ugly furniture.


  • Title: Girl and rocking chair
  • Date Created: 1907
  • Provenance: Purchased, 1971
  • Physical Dimensions: w75 x h54.3 cm (Complete)
  • Painter: Carl Larsson
  • Exhibition History: 2011-2012: Carl Larsson - From Grez-sur-Loing to Sundborn; Turku Art Museum, Finland and Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Malmö Art Museum, Malmö Art Museum
  • Medium: Watercolor on paper

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