Original Oil on canvas by Swedish artist Jakob Kulle Ohlsson.
At one level of appreciation this is a beautifully painted figurative work by a leading nineteenth century Swedish artist. At another, it is a meticulously researched historical record of the country interiors in traditional Swedish dwellings of the period. Kulle became fascinated with Swedish folk culture, particularly the patterns and designs of woven fabrics in country homes around Skåne. In fact he documented over sixteen hundred such designs, reproducing two hundred in his seminal text on the subject. Just in case you hadn’t noticed the blankets.
Available at Panter and Hall.