Carl Larsson's watercolour painting Crayfishing (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 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.
Carl Larsson says this about the motif in A home:
On 15 August, the crayfishing begins. It's like new life in us then. All the cages, nets and rods are in order, and when the clock strikes twelve at night I row out, whatever the weather, and in the deep black of night I lower the nets into the still blacker water; then sleep until five o'clock when the older children are awakened; and so we weather, while the sun in the morning mist rises like a pancake over the tops of the reeds. The picture of the set table sufficiently explains the rest, I think.
The original measured 43×32 cm. Depending on the size you choose, the cropping may be slightly different.
What is the difference between regular posters and our Fine Art prints?
The big difference between our fine art reproductions, or Giclée as it is also known, compared to posters is the quality of the print itself, both in terms of colour reproduction and age resistance. The size of the print run also differs. Posters are mass-produced, while our art reproductions are produced on a small scale using high quality pigment ink on a carefully selected, age-resistant and acid-free paper. The paper is also completely free of optical brighteners (OBA), so it does not yellow over time. Each fine art print undergoes a thorough check by the printer to ensure quality.
Something that is not significantly different? The price.