Painters Paintings Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937): The Laundress, 1880, oil on canvas, Amistad Res…
Painters Work Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937): The Laundress, 1880, oil on canvas, Amistad Analysis Middle, New Orleans, USA
The Laundress from 1880, is among the earliest of Tanner’s work nonetheless in existence. It reveals three ladies washing laundry close to a homestead within the nation, with the sky darkish of an approaching storm. Tanner’s brushwork is remarkably painterly, giving the work a distinctly impressionist look.