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Knitter Asleep – Greuze

Posted by on July 3, 2012

Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1724–1805)

Detail: knitting, knitting needles, girl, basket, chair, cloth cap, fischu

4 Responses to Knitter Asleep – Greuze

  1. Lilla Miskolczi

    What does it mean “fiscu”? πŸ™‚

    • Jon Townsend

      It means I can’t spell. It is supposed to be fischu. Fischu is a cloth draped around the neck and tucked into a lady’s bodice to give the illusion of modesty.

  2. idiosyncratic eye

    And to keep the chills off! πŸ˜‰ What a lovely painting. πŸ™‚

  3. Jennifer Emmons

    Beautiful picture- I continue to be delightfully stunned by the wealth of detail and insight that these paintings provide! Thank you, Jon, so much for finding and posting them!!

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