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


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.