SWEERTS, Michiel
(b. 1618, Bruxelles, d. 1664, Goa)

The Great Laundry Day

c. 1647
Oil on canvas, 49 x 78 cm
Private collection

This scene provides evidence of the artist's style in his initial Roman period in the sphere of the Bamboccianti, the name given to the painters of Flemish origin active in Rome whose special focus was on scenes drawn from popular life, with small, highly characterized figures.

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