The Little Laundry Girl

Pierre Bonnard French
Publisher Ambroise Vollard French
Printer Auguste Clot French

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Child labor was common in turn-of-the-century Paris. In this depiction of a young laundress, Bonnard’s characteristic flattening of perspective and form heightens the awkwardness of the girl’s body as she hauls the heavy basket through the streets.

The Little Laundry Girl, Pierre Bonnard (French, Fontenay-aux-Roses 1867–1947 Le Cannet), Color lithograph

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