Henry Weber Mitchell, Italian Washer Women

Bas-relief in bronze with wood
Credit Line
Gift of Harvey S. Shipley Miller in memory of Betty E. Miller, 2015
29 7/8 x 23 x 1 3/4 in.

Italian Washer Women is a tour-de-force. Mitchell creates a complex illusion of volumes in motion, working in shallow relief. The three women carry large rectangular blocks on their backs, presumably baskets of laundry; they step forward as if ascending or descending a staircase. The cube-like baskets should be heavy, but the women are well in control as they partake of their journey.

Stories Trigger
Blank field used to trigger form on artwork and artist pages. DO NOT EDIT



We invite you to share your ideas, knowledge, and stories as they relate to the art in our collection. Read what people had to say about this art or use the form below and write to us yourself.

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input