12" x 9" oil
Time passes in different ways. In our modern times, life is governed by the clock. Our goal is to become more efficient. In the 18th century, the quality of one's life was measured with regard to the manner of the achievement. For a washerwoman, time passes slowly, the work is hard, even while the guns of war are at rest. The time for fighting will come soon enough, but for now a Highlander officer and his subordinate welcome the quiet moments. Engaged in pleasant conversation, they are simply "Passing the Time of Day."
Reproductions of this painting were produced.