Artist Clare Leighton: Study of a butter churn

Artist Clare Leighton (1898-1989): Study of a butter churn

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Clare Leighton (1898-1989):
Study of a butter churn
Unmounted (ref: 7746)
Black crayon on tracing paper

13 7/8 x 9 3/16 in. (35.3 x 23.3 cm)

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A straightforward reminder of the old butter-churn – the dairy-maid spent hours moving the long stick around until the butter solidified out of the creamy milk. This would connect with c) which is probably the interior of a dairy. Again I’d bet these are all from the 20’s and probably made in France or Yugoslavia.

We are grateful to David Leighton for assistance.