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National Gallery of Australia | Audio Tour | The Edwardians

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National Gallery of Australia | Audio Tour | The Edwardians
1 min2007 NOV 23
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Lambert presented Lotty in command of the room, comfortably looking out at the viewer. The lady, dressed for outdoors in hat and gloves, is tenuously seated in this room; her body silhouetted against the door suggests her imminent escape. It was rare for a lady to venture into a kitchen, and in portraying Lotty and the lady together Lambert challenged traditional Edwardian social roles and behaviours.