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.

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