"Women Drawing Water"

3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Close to Suez, and far from the Nile and all other sources of water, the water in Joseph's well was 'brackish' and poor in quality. Women were responsible for collecting water and used the opportunity to gossip and "set no value on time"!

Image Details

Date
 
c.1850s
Medium
 
Watercolour on paper heightened with white bodycolour
P&O Reference
 
AC-02321-00

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