Pomegranate, 2013, Carl Lasson (Swedish, 1853-1919)
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Private Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library
Friends and relatives have gathered in a grove of birches for a Swedish breakfast. While a servant unpacks dishes, a young woman embraces a tree, lost in thought. The painter Carl Larsson won the hearts of Swedish people with his depictions of simple domestic idylls.