The Song of the Shirt. Anna Elizabeth Blunden (1830-1915). Oil on canvas. Dated 1854. 47 x 39.5cm. The picture depicts an exp...
The Song of the Shirt. Anna Elizabeth Blunden (1830-1915). Oil on canvas. Dated 1854. 47 x 39.5cm. The picture depicts an exploited seamstress, a common theme in Victorian social realist painting. It uses a verse from Song of the shirt by Thomas Hood (1799-1845) published in Punch Christmans 1843. - 'For only one short hour/To feel as I used to feel,/Before
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