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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Woodcutters in Windsor Park by Benjamin West 1793

Benjamin West ( 1738 – 1820 ) Detail: wood cutters, pick, axe, shovel, coats, hats, waistcoats, workmen

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Harvesting at Windsor by Benjamin West 1795

Benjamin West ( 1738 –  1820) Detail: grain, sickle, wheat, ladies hat,  basket, children, infant, workshirt, breast feeding, shock of wheat, workmen, dog

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Tanning from Diderot’s Encyclopedia 1769

From the Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades, Diderot and D’Alembert And you thought you had a tough job. Detail: workshop, work bench, hides, tanning, tanners, windows, open fire, grill, mules (shoes)

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Music and Bowling by Johan Franz Hörmannsperger 1736

Johan Franz Hörmannsperger  ( 1710 – ? ) Detail: bowling, sport, skittles, sword, table, food, drink, pitcher, waiter, viola, harp, wine, wine glass, fan, pavilion, garden

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A Ball by Johan Franz Hörmannsperger 1736

Johan Franz Hörmannsperger  ( 1710 – ? ) Detail: ballroom, food, drinks, dancing, musician, waiter, portraits, paintings, ladies dress, pitcher, clocked stockings, music, musical instruments, door, chair, hinges, fan, jewelry, bread, waiter’s apron

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A Young Couple Making Soap Bubbles by Louis de Moni

Louis de Moni ( 1698 – 1771 ) Detail:  smoking pipe, bird cage, clay pot, bubbles

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A Lacemaker with Boy Blowing Bubbles by Louis de Moni 1742

Louis de Moni ( 1698 – 1771 ) Detail: Jar, bowl, chair, broom, hat, smoking pipe, lace, lake maker, lace bobbins, spectacles, basket, candle stick, knitty knotty, bird cage, bubbles, pipe box, shutter, hinge

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The Tinsmith – Tools from Diderot 1763

From the Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades, Diderot and D’Alembert Detail: tools, stump anvil, punch, square, pliers, nippers, bellows, bucket, betty lamp, soldering iron, shears

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Tinsmith from Encyclopedia Diderot and D’alembert 1763

From the Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades, Diderot and D’Alembert Detail: workshop, tinware, tin bucket, tin funnel, stump anvil, mallet, shears, soldering iron, betty lamp, cooking pot, chocolate pot, plates, brazier, work bench, stool, dog, oil lamp

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Portrait of a Host – Peter Jakob Horemans 1765

Peter Jakob Horemans ( 1700 – 1776 ) OK, maybe you can help on this one.  I didn’t have time to pour over the name and figure it  out exactly – any ideas? (Thanks to Pam Williams) , yes if you see his other pieces on the blog there is a definite similarity. Detail: innkeeper, … Continue reading »

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