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Still Life with Bread, Butter and Cheese – Smith 1754

Posted by on May 16, 2012

Still Life of Table setting by Smith 1754 with Bread Butter and Cheese

George Smith, 1714-1776    from Yale Center for British Art

Day 3 of bread week,  there is a tall loaf of white bread for you.

Detail: decanter, bread, cheese, butter, plate, glass, wine, knife, table cloth

3 Responses to Still Life with Bread, Butter and Cheese – Smith 1754

  1. Weaving a History

    What would give a loaf of bread that shape? Would it have been baked in a bowl? Hmmm… The glass is interesting just in the fact that you could find one like it easily today.

  2. Fort Bumper

    That butter must have been from a Jersey cow, to have that colour!

    The bread probably came out that shape from being sqeezed between other loaves. Where the crust looks white is where they were separated. The bulge on top comes from having nowhere else to rise.

    Were there any regulations on cheesemaking back then?

  3. Weaving a History

    Thsnks for the bread suggestion. That makes total sense. I just didn’t get there on my own.

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