The Work

This painting shows a group of women doing laundry. It is a scene of daily life that could take place in any noble residence, but which was not seen by the aristocrats who lived there. In the foreground of the painting, on the right, children are playing, undressed because of the heat. On the left, a woman who is almost invisible in the shadows is carrying a basket. She is observed by another, older woman. In the background, several women are tending to the fire and the cauldron of water.

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