Albert Edelfelt- Originaalipiirustus Vänrikki Stoolin tarinain kuvitukseen, 1897 - 1900 - Edelfelt admired the poet laureate Johan Ludvig Runeberg who was a friend of the family.Edelfelt illustrated Runeberg's epic poem The Tales of Ensign Stål.
Albert Edelfelt: Hyvät ystävät - Berta ja Capi (Good Friends - Berta & Capi), 1881. The artists sister Berta is reading with Capi the dog in a good example of backlit subject. You can see the light dancing on the folds of her skirt. Other than the girl and the dog the painting is out of focus and crudely painted; the style is emphasizing the experience: they are immersed in the world of the book. Naturally the dog can't read, but bet he likes to participate just as much.