Edgar Degas, Women Ironing (1886)
Truth be told, I feel the spirit weakening. But no, Elena says, keep on writing, with a picture of Dory the fish. Alrighty. I had spotted this picture by Degas of two laundresses this morning and after a mighty full day, I felt like I had done some backbreaking work like these two women. Degas had watched laundresses at work between 1884-1886 and produced this painting. He managed to convey the weariness with tenderness.