The Attendant on the Bath
John Frederick Lewis
Oil on panel
30 x 24.7 cm.
Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston
With eyes cast down and a solemn countenance, this servant spares the modesty of those on whom he attends, and appears himself as a model of perfect refinement. The rich brocade of the couch behind him, the tailored cut and deep colour of his costume, and the gleaming brassware, all suggest a lavish setting. — Jacqueline Banerjee.
Image kindly provided by the Watts Gallery, for purposes of reviewing their exhibition, linked above. [Click on the image to enlarge it and mouse over the text for links.]