The Seamstress

"For Only One Short Hour"

Anna Elizabeth Blunden (Mrs. Martino), 1830-1915

Oil on canvas

18 ½ x 15 ½ inches (47 x 39.4 cm)

Signed and dated 1854

Exhibited: Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street. 1854, No. 133.

Courtesy of the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund. B1993.23.

This painting is often referred to as The Seamstress and A Song of the Shirt after Thomas Hood’s famous protest poem, “Song of the Shirt.”

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