Sunday, August 23, 2015

Doing the Laundry - 19C Europe & Britain


Gustave Caillebotte (French painter, 1848–1894), Laundry Drying, Petit Gennevilliers 1892

When I was a child, Monday was laundry day. Today we just toss soiled linens into the washer, no matter the hour or day of the week. But when I drive through the nearby Amish countryside, where electric appliances are not allowed, I realize that laundry has been drying on the lines & blowing in the winds for centuries, even when snow covers the ground.


John Thomas Peele (English-born genre artist, 1822–1897) The Song of the Shirt (This artist also painted in the United States.)


Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895). Woman Hanging Out the Wash


Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895). Hanging the Laundry Out To Dry



Charles Rossiter (British painter, 1827-1897) Song of the Shirt - Folding the Laundry



Elin Kleopatra Danielson-Gambogi (Finnish painter, 1861-1919) A Sunny Day



Edgar Degas (French painter, 1834–1917) Laundress Carrying Linen 1876



Frederic Ulrich (American expatriate painter, 1858-1908) Washerwomen Seville



Helen Allingham (née Helen Mary Elizabeth Paterson) (English painter, 1848–1926) Hanging the the Washing



Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish artist, 1862-1946) Drying Laundry, 1883.



Jean-François Millet (French painter, 1814–1875) Les lavandières



Pierre Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist painter, 1841-1919)



Gustave Caillebotte (French painter, 1848–1894) Laundry Drying 1892


Willibald Alfred Reuter (German artist, 1868-1899) Auf dem Wäschetrockenplatz 1899


Edgar Degas (French artist, 1834-1917). In a Laundry 1884



Edgar Degas (French painter, 1834–1917) Washer Women



Thomas Liddall Armitage (1800-1900) Washing Day



Désiré François Laugée (French artist, 1823 - 1896) Le linge de la ferme



Emile Claus (Belgian artist, 1849-1924) Sunny Day 1899



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