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Women at home (2nd of 2)

Women at home

While psychiatrist Fraser McDonald suggested women go out to work, rather than vegetate at home, his wife, painter Jacqueline Fahey, recorded the life of middle-class women at home with the kids. In this 1974 painting, ‘Sisters communing’, two women relax with a glass of wine and a cigarette while a child plays nearby.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: Acc 75/39
Oil on board by Jacqueline Fahey

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Charlotte Macdonald, 'Women and men - War and suburbia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/29246/women-at-home (accessed 21 November 2018)

Story by Charlotte Macdonald, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017