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18th Century

The Doctor’s Pill by John Collet

John Collet (1725-1780) from the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Detail: cat, table, chair, bed, doctor’s bill, picture, boots, gloves, walking stick, medicine bottles, old woman, doctor, coat, men’s hat, maid, cloth cap, drinking glass

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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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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

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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.

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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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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

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The Dexterous Trimmer by R. Houston 1751

R. Houston  –  From the Library of Congress Cartoons are great fun and this one is nice for study in that it is not too exaggerated at least in the visual features. Detail: curtain, window, mirror, paneled walls, paintings, shelf, bottle, bowl, table, razor, chair, gentleman, barbers bowl, sailor, short jacket, sailors trousers, money bag, … Continue reading »

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Young Peasant Woman Holding a Wine Flask by Giacomo Ceruti 1738

Giacomo Ceruti (1639/1709) Detail: wine bottle, cork, finger ring, short gown, neck ribbon,  silk scarf

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