Carl Larsson's watercolour painting A good bathing place (1898) was one of 24 paintings in the book A home (1899), with which Carl Larsson wanted to show how to decorate his home well. The book begins with a text in which Larsson describes his family life in the cottage Lilla Hyttnäs in the village of Sundborn outside Falun. This is followed by 24 watercolour paintings depicting scenes from the house and the Larsson family's life.
About the painting A good bathing place says Carl Larsson in Ett hem:
We could have rowed down a bit of the river and watched the kids swim. "A good bathing place". It's called Bullerholmen and is now mine. Since the time when I took the boys with me straight out of bed in the mornings, rowed over and threw the boys first and saw myself in the depths, it has become the whole neighbourhood bathing resort. In the summer, all day long, the middle of it is teeming with naked, beautiful bodies, against the green; and they make themselves a trampoline, and it thuds and bangs and splashes in a high cloud; they crawl up on the rails, balance there a beat, then fall in flat, come up frustrated, screaming and laughing.
And my two oxen are on loan all day, borrowed in turn from the boys and girls.
The original measured 43×32 cm. Depending on the size you choose, the cropping may be slightly different.
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