Parlourmaid at a window in Kensington by Bill Brandt (1931-35)

The photograph titled “Parlourmaid at a window in Kensington” was created by the artist Bill Brandt sometime between 1931 and 1935. The image features a parlourmaid standing by a window. She is dressed in what appears to be a traditional maid’s uniform, including a white apron and a cap. The window is flanked by heavy, dark curtains, which the maid is holding back with one hand, peering outside. The frame of the window is surrounded by ivy that adds texture to the facade of the building. The photograph has a high-contrast look, with the maid’s white uniform standing out against the darker elements of the image. The capturing of everyday scenes and people in their environment is evocative of Brandt’s style, which often focused on British life, social contrasts and domestic scenes during the early to mid-20th century.

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