Carl Larsson ”Rye harvest”, watercolour 1905

Carl Larsson writes: ”Johan mows in his shirt sleeves, shaving off the earth’s golden beard that falls softly and willingly, ripe as it is, in long rows that Johanna and Tekla bind up into sheaves. Bäckström
raises the drying racks.”

Thanks to a ban on any new development in the area nearest the south side of Carl Larsson-gården today, it is easy to experience and enter into the toil depicted in the picture and even rejoice at the success of the harvest.

Åsenvägen Sundborn 2016 – Photo: Klas Frieberg