'Wash Day Toys'
Oil on Linen
12 x 16
I have really enjoyed painting this particular still life.
As I painted these items, my mind wondered about
the little girl who played with these toys almost one hundred
years ago. She obviously treasured this wash set, because
even after all of these years the pieces are in wonderful
condition. I am sure that she felt such a sense of pride
working beside her mother and helping with the
washing and ironing.
My thanks to Carolyn and Fred Baldwin who graciously
let me borrow these items that once belonged to Carolyn's mother.
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Claire Beadon Carnell