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31st May 2023

This is The Printer (c1915) by Sylvia Gosse (1881-1968, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery). Gosse was closely associated with Walker Sickert and, in an all too familiar story, her work has been "unfairly overlooked" in favour of his and that of other male painters she knew. But what sets her apart is "her fascination with working women as a subject"; the apron worn by the printer is workwear for an expert operator.

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