Six centuries of artistic creation
In the early 20th century Souza Pinto settled in Pont-Scorff, Brittany. The diversity of the landscape, the still-preserved beauty of nature, the inherent tranquillity of a region that remained relatively isolated and genuine were all very appealing to artists looking for something completely different from the urban and worldly bustle of the city. The river Scorff, the river landscape in its numerous atmospheric shifts, the washerwomen who washed and bleached clothes in the river, one of the most common tasks in the region throughout the 19th century and in the early years of the 20th century, would be one of the themes that inspired his painting.
| Oil on canvas, 92 x 74 cm
| ANGRA DO HEROÍSMO, AZORES. Museum of Angra do Heroísmo