With a calm gaze and a firm pace she goes her way, led by Ideal and enlightened by Science and knows that once this seed has sprouted, it will bring Mankind 'Peace'

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Description

Postcard depicting a mural in a pavilion from the exhibition De Vrouw 1813-1913 (The Woman 1813-1913), held in Amsterdam in 1913.

Context

Between 2 May and 30 September 1913, an exhibition was held in Amsterdam that aimed to show the progress that women had made in the century since obtaining independence from the French. The accompanying text makes clear that this mural by Berhardina Midderigh-Bokhorst is of a woman, who is led on the right by Ideal and her path is lit by Science on the left.