Anders Zorn (1860-1920) was born in Mora. Mainly his reputation rested on his portrait art and he came to portray many greats, including presidents and royalty, for example Theodore Roosevelt was portrayed in an etching. In the late 1880s, Zorn began working in the genre that would increasingly become his signature, outdoor nudity. The movements of the water and the reflections of the light on the surface of the water. It was something that had long interested him and the motif was complicated by placing a model near or in the water, with the aim of depicting a synthesis between man and nature. In 1896, the Zorn couple moved home to Sweden and Zorngården in Mora. This led to an increased interest in the home area, which would be reflected in his painting.