Max Liebermann is a major representative of early modernism in Germany. During the 1870s, Liebermann visited France where he became acquainted with the paintings of the impressionists and Barbizon School of landscape art. Subsequently, he became a key personality of the Berlin Secession which, especially in the 1890s, played an essential role in the spreading of modernism in German art. House in the Garden is one of the artist’s late paintings. However, this painting bears the main characteristics of Liebermann’s impressionism, it also shows the artist’s knowledge of colours typical of later expressionism.