18th Century

The Water Cooler by Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin 1734

18th century still life with water cooler and dipper - Chardin 1734

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin ( 1699 – 1779 )

Detail:  Copper water cooler, metal spigot, brass dipper, jug, stool, water, bucket

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Country Scene: Figures by a Cottage Door and Cattle in a Stream – Wheatley 1795

Francis Wheatley, 1747-1801   from Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Detail: farm, cows, bridge, farm house, bundle of sticks, dog, maid, bucket, pot, stool , broom, hay fork, barrel, canteen, smock, spatter-dashes, thatch roof

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Interior with Figures – Marcellus Laroon pre-1750

1750 interior by Laroon portraying a party

Marcellus Laroon the Younger, 1679-1772

Detail: bottle, cork, chair, shoes, glass, smoking pipe, stockings, breeches, regimental coat, tricorn hat, sword, waiter, table, ladies’ cloth cap

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Before the Inn – George Morland 1792

Two 18th century farmers in front of a tavern

George Morland (  1763 –  1804 )

Detail: table, walking stick, mug, pipe, jacket. hat, smock, inn, thatch, shirt tied at neck

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The Alchemist – Longhi 1757

1757 Alchemist's lab by Pietro Longhi

Pietro Longhi  (1702–1785)  image from The Yorck Project

Check out this raised hearth.

Detail: bottles,  hour glass, brazier, raised hearth, tongs, crucible, book,  glasses,  shoes, buckles, mules (slippers), flask, fur lined robe

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A Married Sailor’s Adieu – Ibbetson about 1800

A sailor leaving his ship with his sea chest - Ibbetson about 1800Julius Caesar Ibbetson  1759-1817   from  Yale Center for British Art, Mellon collection

If you have read and Aubrey and Maturin books this is a great scene right out of one of the books.  I have a little wood sailboat I built a few years ago and I have it rigged just like this little boat.

Detail: sailor, small boat, wherry, ship, sprit sail, children, sea chest, ladies’ clothes children’s clothes.

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Self Portrait – Mengs 1744

1744- Self Portrage of Mengs - 18th century

Anton Raphael Mengs  1728 – 1779

Detail:  hair, shirt, coat, cloth buttons

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The Laundress – Ceruti 1736

Woman Doing Laudry about 1736 by Ceruti

Giacomo Ceruti   1698 – 1767

I wonder why they didn’t wash their clothing as much as we do?

Detail: laundry, work woman’s clothing, fountain, boy, shoes, no cap

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Boy Playing Cards – Chardin about 1740

about 1740 - Boy playing Cards by Chardin

Jean Siméon Chardin (1699–1779)

Detail: game table, drawer, cards, coins, sleeved waistcoat, apron, shirt, boy, hair, ribbon

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Still Life with Fruit and Sugar Loaf – about 1720

18th century still life with fruit and sugar loaf by unknown artist

Unknown artist

Detail:  food, fruit, cherries, silver spoon, brass mortar and pestle, sugar loaf, sugar in blue paper, table, basket, bowl with lid

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