We find the theme of washerwomen repeatedly throughout the nineteenth and even in the eighteenth century to party. However, it has evolved at the same time that the paint is made more realistic to better participate in debate and better reflect the drudgery of manual labor. Washerwomen, laundresses, Gleaners ... men too ....
Boucher washerwomen of the ironer Picasso in 1904, painting as the literature has transformed from an academic aesthetics to a pictorial representation in the service of a political message.
Point political message in our table, the washerwomen are only there to allow me to say that the landscape is animated!
Beautiful school nineteenth (first half) in perfect condition. No visible signature, but certainly a good painter.
Research to deepen.
Original canvas 82 cm by 60 cm and 102cm by 80cm with the frame.