Wednesday, February 8, 2012

hood museum - two

hans christian andersen's mother was also a washerwoman...
but i don't think she ever looked this cheerful

10 comments:

Birdman said...

She looks about 12 too. Is it just me?

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable painting!
Léia

Kate said...

Museums give us glimpses into life, both past and present. Perhaps the painter took a few liberties by making her "cheerful" about her daily tasks.

Sharon said...

It does make you wonder.

Lowell said...

This is the result of artistic license!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I am not that cheerful doing the laundry, and all we have to do is throw the clothes in the washing machine instead of using a washboard.

Malyss said...

Who knows?While she was doing this, she was at home,not outside in the cold, not obliged to care about cattle or about something much harder..Maybe it's only a matter of relativity..

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Doubt it.

Virginia said...

HA, I was thinking the same thing. Who on earth would look that happy to be beating their knuckles on a washboard! :)
V

scott davidson said...

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