La Recureuse

French painting of maid cleaning silver

La Recureuse, 1737 by Andre Bouys (Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris)

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It is unusual to find a substantial quantity of silver in paintings. La Recureuse (The Kitchen Maid) by Andre Bouys (1737) in the Musee Des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, is even more unusual in that it depicts the cleaning of silver: it could well be unique in that.

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