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The Laundress


Full Title: The Laundress

By Colin B. Bailey

Softcover, 98 pages, 9" × 7 1/2"

This lively and engrossing book traces the history of the Getty Museum's painting, compares the work to other laundresses painted by Greuze, and explores social mores and the role of artist's model in the eighteenth century. It provides an enlightening account of Greuze's life and times and the influences on his work.

Excellent description of the laundresses of Paris among others and the first description we've read of exactly how linens were washed. The pictures also highlight clothing of the lower sort.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 26 March, 2020.

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