The Tradeswoman by Peter Snijers

The Tradeswoman_Peter Snijers(1681-1752)_Peter Snijers (1681-1752)

Detail: boy, Monmouth cap,  ram, rope, wood tub, flower pot, tulips, fish, fruit, apples, basket, work clothing, apron, cloth cap,  market, channel, house

Categories: 18th Century, Dutch, Painting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Iron Forge by Joseph Wright of Derby 1772

The iron forge by Joseph WrightJoseph Wright of Derby(1734-1797)

Detail: blacksmith, forge, drop hammer, workmen, child, striped waistcoat, basket, dog, tongs, iron bar, brick work, beams,  workshop

Categories: 18th Century, British, Painting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mother and Child by Louis Bernard Coclers 1794

Siftingthepast_Mother and Child_Louis Bernard Coclers (1741–1817)_1794Louis Bernard Coclers (1741–1817) from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

I like this painting a lot and it has a few interesting features, the multiple rings on her hand is a bit out of the ordinary and other jewellery pieces seem a bit out of place with the not upper class surroundings.

Detail: table, chair, table knife, plate, bowl, bread, butter, glass bottle, cork , glass tumbler, jewellery, ring, earring, necklace,  child, hearth, trammel hook

Categories: 18th Century, Dutch, Painting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Selling Guinea Pigs by George Morland 1789

SiftingthepastYCBA_Selling Guinea Pigs_George Morland (1763–1804)_1789George Morland (1763–1804)  from the Yale Center for British Art

Detail: Hat, walking stick, basket, guinea pig, man’s shoe, work smock, girls dress, ladies gloves, house

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The Pancake Cook by Adriaan de Lelie

The pancake cook_Adriaan de Lelie(1755-1820)_Adriaan de Lelie (1755-1820)

Detail: tea pot, hearth, tile floor, ladies shoe, foot warmer, fry pan, large jar, basket, plate, apples, onions, table , rag, pitcher, cook, servant, simple servants clothing, apron, mens hat,  smoking pipe, fire lighter, ember bowl, fireplace chain, bellows, short gown, shawl, cape, ladies cloth cap, brass frying pan, bird cage, door, window, curtain, ceiling hook, food, pancake

Categories: 19th Century, Dutch, Painting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

An Old Fisherwoman with Two Women Digging for Bait by Francis Wheatley

An Old Fisherwoman with Two Women Digging for Bait_Francis Wheatley(1747-1801)_Francis Wheatley(1747-1801)

Details: Straw hat, cloak, apron, walking stick, shoes, basket, rake, bait, fisher woman

Categories: 18th Century, British, Watercolor | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tinker by Franz Feyerabend 1790

Tinker_Franz Feyerabend(1755-1800)_1790Franz Feyerabend(1755-1800)

This is a superb image of an itinerant iron worker from the late 18th century.  A great study for someone looking to do an impression of a tinker.

Detail: Pan, long handled pan, basket, scrap iron, tinker, worker, hammer, stump anvil, gaiters, Nuremberg spectacles, glasses, pack basket

 

Categories: 18th Century, swedish, Watercolor | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jailer and Convict by Franz Feyerabend 1790

siftingthepast_Jailer and Manure sweeper - Collection Gugelmann _Franz Feyerabend(1755-1800)Franz Feyerabend (1755-1800) from the Swiss National Library, Prints and Drawings Department

Detail: Gentleman, walking stick, shoes, man’s coat, neck stock, tricorn hat, broom, hair, ladies shoes, jailer, convict

Categories: 18th Century, Swiss, Watercolor | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Kitchen Maid by Hugues Taraval 1783

Siftingthepast_A Kitchen Maid_Hugues Taraval(1729-1785)_1783Hugues Taraval (1729-1785)

Details: maid, chair, foot warmer, scissors, pin cushion, spindle, flax, pinner apron, striped petticoat, striped shortgown, striped neck kerchief,  ladies cloth cap

Categories: 18th Century, French, Painting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Women Working on Pillow Lace by Giacomo Ceruti about 1725

Siftingthepast_Women Working on Pillow Lace_Giacomo Ceruti_~1720

Giacomo  Ceruti( 1698 –  1767 )

Detail:  chairs, bobbin lace, bobbins, lace, lace pillows, work, child, apron, hair bun, neckerchief, woman’s clothing, tied on sleeve

Categories: 18th Century, Italian, Painting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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