Lars Larsen, Garden Scene With Cat, Laundry & Shed

Lars Larsen, Garden Scene With Cat, Laundry & Shed

An early 20th-century oil on canvas depicting a cottage garden with outbuildings, laundry, and cat.

In the foreground, and below our feet, a track runs diagonally through the garden and out towards a clearing. This draws the eye and pulls us into the scene. On the left, a washing line with today’s laundry is hanging between two wooden poles, which stand before a rustic annexe.

Towards the middle, a cat meanders its way past the laundry towards several contorted trees with its head turned towards us.

The artist Lars Larsen (1876-1955) was born in Christiania and often painted outdoor rural scenes with traditional cottages.

The painting is signed in the lower right and housed within a gilded wooden frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 34” x 30” / 86cm x 76cm
Year of creation: c. 1915
Provenance: Denmark
Condition: A few scratches but otherwise fine. Canvas relined. Frame with light age-related wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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