1 April 2016


Maids of All Work by John Finnie was painted in 1865, It is not completely clear that both the girls are maids, both are wearing some kind of crinoline and the girl on the right with her little apron just might be the daughter of the house – her pose is more authoritative, even though the other one has her hand on her hip in a quite confident way. Maybe the title is ironic/realistic – the daughter of the household and the maid are both maids of all work. Or maybe both girls have posed.