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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Still Life with Bread, Butter and Cheese – Smith 1754

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

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Rich and Poor – Unknown Painter 17th Century

Day 2 of Bread Week on Siftingthepast.   The rich man has bread in abundance and variety and the poor man none. Detail: food, bread, manchet bread

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Still Life with Bread by Ceruti about 1750

Giacomo Ceruti  1698 – 1767 It’s bread week on Siftingthepast in honor of the new bread series we are doing on Youtube – part one is on Ship’s Bisket. Detail: pewter plate, bread, nuts,  knife, glass tumber,  redware pitcher, sausage

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Kitchen Still-Life – Schooten

Floris Gerritsz. van Schooten  1590 – 1655? Detail:   food, produce, cabbage, artichoke, ham, brass kettle, copper pan, pottery cooking pot, jar,  table, bench, basket, bowl, apples, fish, knife, kitchen.

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Fishmonger’s stall – Nebot 1737

Balthazar Nebot, active 1730-1762  from the Yale Center for British Art Detail:  fish, basket, cat, jug, stall,  hat, apron, men’s clothing, ladies’ clothing, lantern, barrels, hat, ship.

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The Watercress Girl – Smith 1780

John Raphael Smith, 1752-1812     from the Yale Center for British Art Detail:  girl, street seller, pinned bodice, cape, basket, food, hat, fichu, elbow, pins, printed neck handkerchief, apron

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Men Loading a Boat with Barrels – Scott

Samuel Scott, ca. 1702-1772  from the Yale Center for British Art Detail:  boat, mast, sailors, barrels, boxes, sailor clothing, boy

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Hob Selling Beer at the Wake – Laguerre 1725

John Laguerre, 1688-1746   from the Yale Center for British Art This painting depicts a scene from the opera Flora. Detail: gentleman, waiter, table, bench, apron, bottle, glass, clown, tent, game, child, basket, tricorn.

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A New Way to Pay the National Debt – Gillray 1796

James Gillray  1756 – 1815 It’s a left over from wheelbarrow week.  It is caricature, so you have to take that into consideration but still very interesting.   Special note – watch for that sailor hat again.  it is probably a worn out tricorn hat with the brim cut off almost entirely, it shows up frequently … Continue reading »

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The Barber’s Shop – Laroon 1769

Marcellus Laroon the Younger, 1679-1772  from the Yale Center for British Art Detail: barber, shoes, table, chair, hat, breeches, coat, belt, wigs, bottles, pitcher, wig stand, comb. facial hair, barber’s bowl.

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