Carl Larsson (1853 – 1919): Mrs Dora Lamm And Her Two9/19/2021, 3:24:52 PM
Carl Larsson (1853 – 1919): Mrs Dora Lamm And Her Two Eldest Sons (cropped), 1903, oil on canvas, Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Gävle, Sweden When Dora Lamm sat in front of Carl Larsson's easel in 1903, she was an enviable woman, 22 years old and married to one of Sweden's wealthiest men. They had just purchased a 1600-century castle, then, where they would move with their two small sons and his gigantic art collection. Dora Lamm looks interested in Carl Larsson in the painting. They knew each other well. The painter was a close friend of her father, Gustaf Upmark, who was the National Museum's director and one of Larsson's great benefactors. Carl Larsson had already painted large portraits of him and his wife, Eva Kindstrand.