Carl Larsson's watercolour painting Shame (1895) 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.
Carl Larsson writes about the motif in the book A home:
Pontus sits in the corner between the old tiled stove and the door.
He had been cheeky at the dinner-table, and there was an arrow in the antechamber, where he had to sit and think how unmannerly it is in all respects to behave badly.
Blessed be the hour when I have to go in there to get my pipe tobacco! I thought the sullen boy looked so good against the simple background that I decided to make good on my long-held intention to draw memories of my little home. I thought it would be a sort of family document, deposited with the future caputes. (Well, frankly, it was really Karin's idea, and by calculation to get me to do something one summer, when it rained for six weeks, non-stop, and I walked around being obnoxious).
The original measured 43×32 cm. Depending on the size you choose, the cropping may be slightly different.
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