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The Laundress

Photo credit: Haworth Art Gallery

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A pretty girl in green blouse and brown dress is seen ironing in a shaft of sunlight from a window. To the left on the wall is a hat and to the right, on a chest of drawers is a vase of flowers. The artist studied under the French academic painter Delaroche. His paintings are mainly interiors of cottages and workshops and it is clear from this every-day, darkly lit composition, that he was heavily influenced by Dutch seventeenth-century painters like Rembrandt.

Haworth Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 50.5 x W 42.5 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

bequeathed by Alice Ann Nuttall in accordance with the wishes and in the memory of her late husband, George Edward Nuttall, 1925

Work type


Inscription description

Frere 1858


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