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Carl Larsson Boxed Christmas Cards - Now It's Christmas Again - Fifteen 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" full-color cards with envelopes in a beautiful hardcover gift box. Now It Is Christmas Again (detail), 1907, by Carl Larsson (Swedish, 1853-1919).
Inside Greeting: Season's Greetings.
It's Christmastime in the riverside cottage of Lilla Hyttn's, and family and friends are gathered for dinner. The trees shimmering lights and glimmering baubles have entranced six-year-old Esbjorn, the youngest of Carl Larsson's eight children, while the celebration keeps the room abuzz. Quietly, in the corner, the artist gazes out frosted windows.
Carl Larsson was born May 28, 1853 in old Stockholm. He was from a broken home but had a loving mother who cared for he and his brother Johan. They were very poor and at a young age developed extreme artistic talent which he took with him at age 13 to the Royal Academy of the Arts. In time he worked as an illustrator for a news paper and helped support the family. After several years he moved to Paris to hone his skills and at a Scandinavian atrists colony outside Paris he met his wife Karin Bergoo. This was the turning point in his artistic career. She became his inspiration and in watercolor he painted some of his most important works. They had eight children together and his family became his most favorite models. He passed away January 22, 1919.