A Lady Reading a Newspaper (1886). Carl Larsson (Swedish, 1853-1919). Watercolor on paper.
Larsson’s turning point came in 1882 when he moved to Grez, a Scandinavian artists’ colony outside Paris. It was there he met his future wife Karin Bergöö and underwent an artistic transformation after abandoning his oil painting in favour of watercolours. It was in Grez that he painted some of his most significant pictures.