Carl Larsson was a Swedish painter who was famous both in Scandinavia and abroad. He is known for his detailed paintings of old Swedish idyll and his family are also portrayed in many of his works. He made oil and watercolor paintings and it is those paintings which are transfered to the Bing & Grondahl porcelain plates.
The first series of Carl Larsson plates from Bing & Grondahl came out in 1977-1978 and the first scene is "Flower Window", which was originally a watercolor named "Ett hem". The picture shows Carl Larsson's eldest daughter Suzanne watering the flowers in the large window in the family home in Sundborn.
Also Carl Larsson's daughter Brita is portrayed on B & G Carl Larsson plates. She can be seen on the last plate in the series number 2, which was released in 1978. On the plate Brita is seen, dressed in red clothes with a basket full of apples. In mythology, Iduna, or Idun, known as a symbol of youth.
There is a unique charm to Carl Larsson's pictures and there is absolutely no doubt that the family and the kids mean everything to him. His love and joy of his entire family shines out of each portrait.
Bing and Grondahl Carl Larsson plates are 22 cm in diameter and the motif is surrounded by a beautiful and demanding rim which was to be cut by the best craftmen. The motif is portraying in the original colors and the background color is white, so the colors and Carl Larsson painting are beautifully reflected.
Carl Larsson plates were published from 1977 to 1980 in a limited edition and both then and now they are incredibly popular. The plates may of course be hung on the wall, but they can also be placed in a plate rack, displayed in a display cabinet or on a sideboard or dresser.
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