A glimpse of the life of common people features at London auction
Works with domestic themes under hammer
Irish art due to go under the hammer in London this week includes two works, each expected to make £300,000-£500,000. Measuring 73.2 x 38.2 centimetres, The Maid was in the Garden Hanging out the Clothes, is an early work by John Lavery.
The nursery rhyme title stems from the popularity of the laundress as a subject circa 1883, prompted by Robert Louis Stevenson’s eulogy when he described peasant women “who wash and wash all day...
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