The Charwoman

  • Romaine Brooks, The Charwoman, 1904, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1968.18.14

Exhibition Label

Like many of Brooks's early paintings, The Charwoman focuses on the woman's feminine costume. The use of softly modulated grays and subtly layered paint contrasts with the linear angles and cramped placement of the figure near an open window. The heavy atmospheric mood tinged with melancholy suggests, but doesn't reveal, this woman's internal reverie.

The Art of Romaine Brooks, 2016

Title
The Charwoman
Artist
Date
1904
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
30 3/8 x 40 1/2 in. (77.1 x 102.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – unidentified – waist length
  • Waterscape – harbor
  • Cityscape – wharf
Object Number
1968.18.14
Palette
Linked Open Data
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