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Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Pandreitje in Bruges – Garemijn 1778

Jan Antoon Garemijn 1712 – 1799 It is Wheelbarrow week here on Sifting-The-Past and this is day one. Detail: wheelbarrow, market, produce, baskets, cart, horse, dog, child, sellers, table, sideshow. Bonus wheelbarrow from Diderot’s L’Encyclopedie

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The Rustic Lover – Wheatley 1786

Francis Wheatley, 1747-1801    from  Yale Center for British Art Detail: shoes, buckles, petticoat, apron, shift, stays, cloth cap, cat, plate, table, basket, chair, spinning wheel, barrel, coat, hat, window, bowl, mug, candle box, shutter, bird cage, scissors, fichu, bird

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The Shoemaker – Aert Schouman 1735

Aert Schouman  1710 – 1792 I find it interesting that the shoemaker has no hat, maybe it is just out of site. Detail: shoemaker, calipers, dog, cello, chair, coat, shoes, ladies’ garments, cloth cap, window, mirror, violin, book case, musket, pitcher, pipe, plate, foot warmer

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The Reapers – James Ward 1800

James Ward, 1769-1859   from the Yale Center for British Art Detail: horse, tack, dog, tin pitcher, runlet, baby, crops, cloth cap, workers, shoes, great coat, hat, shirt,  fichu, mitts, straw hat.

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The Party Cook – Fragonard 1775

Jean-Honor Fragonard 1732 – 1806 A beautiful French chalk drawing and a plate from Diderot’s l’Encyclopedie what do they have in common? Detail:  brazier, pot, cabinet, bowl, ladies’ clothing

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Market Day, Roseau, Dominica – Brunias 1780

Agostino Brunias, 1728-1796 Let’s skip over to the West Indies. Detail:  market, stall, chair, trunk, drum, umbrella, basket, cloth, fabric bolts, striped jacket, child, ladies clothing, fichu, produce

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The Family of the Stone Grinder – Terborch 1655

Gerard Terborch 1617 – 1681 The giant grinding wheel set in the ground is very intriguing. Detail: chair, cook pot, pipkin, child, cat, scythe, door, window. brick work, shutters, barrel, grinding wheel,  work cap

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l’ accordee de Village – Greuze 1761

Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) Looks like someone has a problem,  but the bird seems happy. Detail: bowl, bird, shoes, buckles, chair, table stockings, coat, papers,  neck  cloth, money bag, cloth cap, lantern, candles

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Boulanger – Diderot’s Encyclopedia 1763

Diderot’s Encyclopaedia 1763 It is probably obvious what I am thinking / working on today. Detail: bread, dough, dough box, jug, baskets, buckets, scraper, peel, oven, scales, wood, work clothing, slops, bowl

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Middle Class Interior – Horemans II

Jan Josef Horemans (II) (1714–1792) You guess the year…. Detail: dog, shoes, quilted jacket, bird, bird cage, bottles, glasses, ladies clothes, paintings, plate, biscuits, mitts, bed, table cloth, chair, cloth cap,

Categories: 18th Century, Dutch, Painting | 7 Comments