On laundry days or laundry weekends, whatever you may call it, we all need some inspiration to get it done. It may be the fresh smell of clothesline dried linens, an inviting laundry room painted in your favorite color for example, or some good music. Whatever it is, any help to get the spirit going is welcome!
Today, we offer a few paintings which would add charm and a nice country feel to your laundry space and hopefully bring laundry day joy as well. Enjoy!
Femme étendant du linge (Woman Hanging Laundry)
Scene of a woman hanging laundry on a sunny day with her child watching. It was painted by Danish impressionist Camille Pissaro (10 July 1830 – 13 November 1903). The original painting is currently displayed at the Orsay Museum in Paris (Art of the Home’s favorite museum in Paris!).
Camille Pissaro, Femme étendant du linge – 1887
Journée Ensoleillée (Sunny Day)
Scene of women sorting laundry on a sunny day by Belge Impressionist Emile Claus. Love those baskets! The original painting is currently displayed at the Musée des Beaux Arts of Gand in Belgium.
Emile Claus, Journée ensoleillée – 1899
In the Wash House
Scene of joyful women washing laundry the old fashion way painted by American painter Anna Elizabeth Klumpke (1856-1942). The original painting is currently displayed at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia
Anna Elizabeth Klumpke, In The Wash House – 1888
The Wash House
Scene of a woman washing laundry with a washboard painted by Irish painter William Orpen (27 November 1878-29 September 1931). Love the old washboard, great piece to hang in any laundry room!
William Orpen, The Wash House – 1905
Linge Etendu au Bord de la Seine au Petit Gennevilliers (Laundry Drying on the banks of the Banks in Petit Gennevilliers)
Scene of linens drying on a clothesline by the Seine painted by French impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894). The original painting is currently displayed at the Wallraf Richartz Museum in Cologne, Germany.
Gustave Caillebotte, Linge étendu au bord de la Seine au Petit Gennevilliers – 1892