Sunday, January 24, 2016

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