The Yard and the Wash-house

The Yard and Washhouse is a watercolor painting by Swedish artist Carl Larsson. It depicts one Carl Larsson’s children with her kicksled in the snow.

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Carl Olof Larsson (28 May 1853 – 22 January 1919) was a Swedish painter. His many paintings include oils, watercolors, and frescoes. He is principally known for his watercolors of idyllic family life. He considered his finest work to be Midvinterblot (Midwinter Sacrifice), a large painting now displayed inside the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts.

The Yard and Washhouse depicts one his children with her kicksled in the snow.