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Monthly Archives: April 2016

The City Chanters by Samuel Okey after John Collet 1771

Samuel Okey after John Collet (1725-1780) from the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Very interesting outfit for the center woman… Detail: boy, wig, tricorn hat, sailor, sea turtle, straw hat, girl, doll, prison, hand bills

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Snow Removal Cart by C. G. H. Geissler 1810

Christian Gottfried Heinrich Geißler (1770–1844) Detail: Horse, cart, snow, pitchfork, shovel, apron, workman, boots, coat, street cleaner

Categories: 19th Century, German, Watercolor | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Girl with a Tray by Philip Mercier 1750

Philip Mercier (1689-1760) Is it a coffee pot? Detail: Tray, flowered cup, coffee pot, ladies gown, cloth cap, serving girl

Categories: 18th Century, French, Painting | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Judgment of Paris by Henry William Bunbury 1771

Henry William Bunbury (1750-1811)  from the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Detail: house, goat, basket, hat, dog, peacock, owl, canteen, shepherds crook, lady , gown , fan, bottle, grenadier’s cap, pipe, regimental coat.

Categories: 18th Century, British, Drawing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

School for Girls by Philip Mercier

Philip Mercier (circa 1689-1760) Detail: school, school master, neck cloth, book, ink, inkwell, quill, students, floral hat, gown, hair, chair, table

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Christine Wilhelmine Auguste Geissler by C.G.H. Gissler 1800

Christian Gottfried Heinrich Geißler (1770-1884) Detail: garden, plants, flower pot, empire dress, gown, ladies shoes, necklace, fishue, lace, formal gardens  

Categories: 19th Century, German, Watercolor | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Weaver’s Workshop by Cornelis Gerritsz Decker

Cornelis Gerritsz Decker (1615-1678) Detail: broom, pump, bucket, carrots, cabinet, birdcage, bench, spinning wheel, bowl, loom, weaver, yarn swift, brush, window, candle box

Categories: 17th Century, Dutch, Painting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

St. Petersport by Hermanus Petrus Schouten 1796

Hermanus Petrus Schouten (1747-1822) Detail: city street, street sellers, peddlers, wheel barrow, bucket, basket, baker, vegetables, workmen, shop, sailor, fishermen

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The Peddler by Louis Joseph Watteau 1779

Louis Joseph Watteau (1731-1789) Detail: farm house, laundry, well, well bucket, farmer, farm wife, peddler, walking stick, stockings, mirror tricorn hat, jug, washtub, plate

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A Writer Trimming his Pen by Jan Ekels(II) 1784

Jan Ekels(II) (1759-1793) What is on the wall beside the mirror? Detail: writer, pen, ink stand, ink well, chair, table, mirror, coat, stockings, mules, shoes, breeches, ruffled shirt, hair tie, game board

Categories: 18th Century, Dutch, Painting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments