Love the sense of space that the painter opens up for the viewer here through the billowing fabric being ironed and the rooftop view, whilst also getting across the sense of what a dark and cramped room the ironing is happening in. “La Repasseuse” by Georges Antoine Van Zevenberghen
“On the balcony”: Painting by the Danish artist Paul Fischer.
“Beijing girl” by Zhong Chen
Self-portrait by Margaret Preston
Sheila McManus, sunny in her yellow dress in 1934, as painted by Richard Edward Miller.
Emily Sutton doesn’t need an introduction, but I’m always drawn to the brightness of her watercolours.
A member of the Bloomsberries.
Time for another group of portraits:
Yulia Kustodieva painted by her husband Boris Kustodiev (isn’t the marbling paint he’s used to get her dress marvellous?); Matilda Stoughton by Gilbert Stuart looking far more polished than her actual 16 years, and a young woman sketching by Barthelemy Viellevoye.