Carl Larsson has portrayed his wife Karin walking in a pensive pose on the shores of Sundborns river in this watercolor, published in "On the Sunny Side" 1910. There, he writes in his own words on it: "On the second picture Karin walks along the shore and look wistfully at the autumns very last flower. The next night they froze away!" It is their daughter Brita sitting in the rowboat out on the river, dressed in Sundborn Costume. As a company, she has the dog Joup-Joup.


  • Title: Karin by the shore
  • Creator Lifespan: 1853 - 1919
  • Creator Nationality: Swedish
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Falun, Sweden
  • Creator Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Date Created: 1908
  • Location Created: Sundborn, Dalarna, Sweden
  • Signatures: C.L. 1908
  • Provenance: Purchased at The Baltic Exhibition in Malmö 1914
  • 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

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app
Google apps