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Tinker by Franz Feyerabend 1790

Posted by on July 20, 2015

Tinker_Franz Feyerabend(1755-1800)_1790Franz Feyerabend(1755-1800)

This is a superb image of an itinerant iron worker from the late 18th century.  A great study for someone looking to do an impression of a tinker.

Detail: Pan, long handled pan, basket, scrap iron, tinker, worker, hammer, stump anvil, gaiters, Nuremberg spectacles, glasses, pack basket


One Response to Tinker by Franz Feyerabend 1790

  1. Robert Nichols

    The metal is cold and one does not typically work iron cold. There is no indication he is packing a portable forge which would require a small cart to transport. If he had a cart, he would have no need of the backpack. He is probably a whitesmith or tinsmith as tin is readily worked cold although it is often accompanied by soldering of the seams.

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