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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Oil on board by Jacqueline Fahey
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