Waterfall in Småland
  • TitleWaterfall in Småland
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 190 x 233 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 242 x 280 x 17 cm
  • DatingSigned 1856
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Marcus Larson, Swedish, born 1825, dead 1864
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Geographical originParis, France
  • Inventory No.NM 1713
  • AcquisitionBequest 1910 Mrs Anna Wallenberg
  • Collection Svenskt 1800-talsmåleri#directingthelandscape
  • Description
    Images and media

    Marcus Larson painted Waterfall in Småland during his stay in Paris, after completing his artistic training in Düsseldorf. It was based as much on the contemporary Romantic taste for wild, “untouched” countryside as on studies of nature in his native Sweden. Larson’s landscape caused a sensation, but a motion to the Swedish Parliament calling for it to be acquired by the state was rejected.