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  1. They are all lovely. There is a striking contrast between the community of the laundry post, full of life and colour, and the solitude expressed in the last painting. But they would both be my favourites – community and solitude are something that I need.

  2. They are all lovely. There is a striking contrast between the community of the laundry post, full of life and colour, and the solitude expressed in the last painting. But they would both be my favourites – community and solitude are something that I need.

  3. I have just found your blog, and I love this post (and those before). The paintings are wonderful, my favourite being the Carl Holsoe.
    It 's such so serene, calm and peaceful, and a beautiful room as well.

  4. My all time favorite painting is "At Breakfast" by Laurits Andersen Ring (http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/thumbnail/200833/1/At-Breakfast,-1898.jpg) – I have had a print of it for about 20 years now and where ever I'm living it is always in the room I spend the most time in. I love how, even at rest, her chair is pulled out because you know she is going to have to leap up at any second to attend to someone or something. I love this series of your. I hope you continue it.

  5. Oh I love them all but my favourite would also have to be the Carl Holsoe. The first one bothers me, it makes me uncomfortable (and it did even before I read what what you wrote) but that's exactly what I love about Art, it stirs something, doesn't matter what. I adore this series thankyou. Megan xx

  6. The wisp of a dreamy smile on Christian Krohg's Tired muse coupled with the light coming in from the window make me feel very cozy. I'm also noticing only two chairs at the dinner table of Carl Holsoe and wife. Love the muted tone.

  7. The wisp of a dreamy smile on Christian Krohg's Tired muse coupled with the light coming in from the window make me feel very cozy. I'm also noticing only two chairs at the dinner table of Carl Holsoe and wife. Love the muted tone.

  8. Love your blog Alison. Thought you might like this. There is a gorgeous oil painting by German Australian artist, Hans Heysen, showing his wife sewing baby clothes for their growing family in 1913. You can find it at http://www.hansheysen.com.au I would love to own a print of this one day. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love the laundry drying one because it truly is one of my very favourite things on a fine blowy day to see my washing line fluttering with tea towels and pinnys! also I do agree that last pic is divine,how I long for such a dining room!

  10. Wonderful site your building up, I simply adore vintage art, and this subject of Housewives is absolutely right in line with todays' culture, if one takes the time to analyze it, cause with the majority of working mothers/housewives today, I am guessing we are not that far removed from way back when, only the technologies and wardrobes seem to have changed. Just my slant on it, but I love visiting here.
    Mentioned your site on my blogpost today, love it. Thank you for the time you spend in collecting these wonderful images.

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