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Washerwomen on the Banks of the River Touques

Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

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Boudin painted around 100 small works depicting women busy doing the family washing near the port. The women are shown kneeling on the sand near the quayside, at low tide, with beached fishing boats nearby. He rarely shows these women turning to each other and chatting; instead they are seen from behind, their backs bent, intent on their task. Each year Boudin visited the seaside resort of Trouville on the Normandy coast.

The Burrell Collection


Date

c.1883–1887

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 16.5 x W 21.6 cm

Accession number

35.46

Acquisition method

gift from Sir William and Lady Burrell to the City of Glasgow, 1944

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

signed/dated


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The Burrell Collection

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT Scotland

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