Interior with a mother reading aloud to her daughter. Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (Danish, 1863-1935). Oil on canvas. Holsøe’s pieces often deal with narratives involving the home as with this piece. Here, the mother reads aloud as her child focuses on her lips. Holsøe often concentrated on interiors with a masterful technique that reflected the influence of the Dutch masters such as Vermeer.