Two paintings by van Gogh, and others show open fires and stoves heating homes and other places up to 1930.
From Rubens’ double-portrait with Isabella Brant, and Rembrandt’s with Saskia, to Paul Signac’s wife with a parasol and Ferdinand Hodler’s wife Berthe Jacques.
More paintings by those brave enough to tackle children on their own, from William Merritt Chase and Carl Larsson to Pierre Bonnard.
As tried by Pissarro, Degas, Carl Larsson, Gauguin, Anders Zorn, Charles Conder, and Louis Welden Hawkins.
Born into poverty in Stockholm, he worked as an assistant to Carl Larsson before training in Sweden and Paris. One of the fathers of Modernism.
More anglers caught with their rods and lines in paintings by Troyon, Corot, Hodler, Carl Larsson and a surprise catch from Tom Thomson.
Paintings from around Europe and North America showing Christmas trees, decorations, family feasts, and Christmas markets.
Increasingly popular during the 19th century, stories of people going from rags to riches have seldom appeared in paintings. Here are Cinderella and Robin Hood, and an explanation.
A selection of masterpieces which were rejected by the person(s) who commissioned them, or from major exhibitions. Illustrated contents with links.
Brought up in the grim slums of Stockholm Old Town, his paintings had brought hope to many families across Europe, but his last great academic painted was rejected for 80 years.