It features two views of a young, brown-haired laundress at work, one with her clutching a bottle, with her mouth open and a hand behind her neck...http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpps/news/stolen-degas-painting-resurfaces-at-sothebys-dpgonc-20101103-gc_10451914
Degas is known as a founder of French Impressionism (although you wouldn't have called him this to his face) who is known for his paintings, sculptures, and printmaking. His most famous paintings are of practicing ballerinas. His noted sculpture is of the same subject. They are pictured below.