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This cook does not appear to be a mother in a family setting, but rather a servant attending to her chores in a corner of her employer's kitchen. The utensils, the location of the kitchen (away from the main section of the house), and the woman's pensive expression indicate her role as a servant. The wine and meat signify the pleasure of dining, but are not peasant's fare. This is therefore most likely a middle-class kitchen in an urban area.
oil on canvas
H 45.7 x W 38.4 cm
bequeathed by the Founders, 1885