Today it is the the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY of 2009. Here are some paintings of the Victorian moralizing kind.

woman's mission

George Elgar Hicks; Woman’s Mission: Companion of Manhood (1863)

the outcast

Richard Redgrave; The Outcast (1851)

Found-Drowned

G. F. Watts; Found Drowned (1848)

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