Carl Larsson's watercolour painting Old Anna (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 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 old Anna Carl Larsson tells this in A home:
It is old Anna sitting there, dressed as the model of a fifteenth-century housewife. It's her you saw through the dining room door, standing in the kitchen, spreading sandwiches for one of the girls. Which I don't remember; you only see the skanks of 'na.
Anna is not one of my admirers. She thinks I paint her so old; and she is only sixty-nine (as she says).
It is she who has discovered that the house has its ghost. Strictly speaking, it is Kapo who should take the credit, "for the animals see what we do not see", says Anna. During the long winter months, when the rest of us are in Stockholm, the house is guarded and looked after by Anna and Kapo. One night Kapo rushed up trembling, barking and whimpering, and what the old man saw stretching across the golf course - well, it was the ghost of the house!
The original measured 43×32 cm. Depending on the size you choose, the cropping may be slightly different.
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