DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Albert RUTHERSTON | Song of the shirt

Great Britain 1881 – 1953
Song of the shirt 1902
oil on canvas
76.0 (h) x 58.5 (w) cm
Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, presented by Loritz Rothenstein in 1911

Rutherston depicted a bony, half-starved woman, plying her needle in poverty in a bare, clean room. She was one of a large number of poor workers who worked at home, earning their living by sewing.

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