4 thoughts on “School for Girls by Philip Mercier”

  1. Sleazy old man! Ones eyes go to him even hidden appropriately in the shadow. The girl looking at us seems to want to tell us a story, perhaps what he said to her. The girl being examined has a lot of self-control, but doesn’t appear to be enjoying the situation. Her right hand appears to be clenched. I love the hat! covered with white feathers, which are then painted with flowers and fruit! A Milliner reenactor should have one for sale! The girls in general so resemble 21st century girls in expression and reaction. The artist has caught them well. I wonder if his sister or wife had had this experience at school.

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