Carl Larsson's watercolour painting Breakfast under the big birch tree (1896) 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 opens 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 big birch, Carl Larsson says this in A home:
On sunny or rainless summer days we eat behind the building under the big birch tree, and, you know, that's the tip of it all! If that birch were not there, the whole place would be of no value to me. It gives such a lovely shade, and just there it is small, small, just enough drafty, so that neither mosquitoes nor moths can be caught there.
The original measured 43×32 cm. Depending on the size you choose, the cropping may be slightly different.
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