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French

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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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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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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The Fortune-Teller by Martin Drolling 1790s

Martin Drolling (1752-1817) Detail: Barnyard, child, cards, soldier, well, bucket, wheel barrow, dog, chicken, courtyard, washtub, peddler, walking stick, barn

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“Le Gout du Jour #2” or Battledore & Shuttlecock, published by Aaron Martinett, 1802

  Detail: Empire Dress, table, chair, wide brim hat, basket, bottle, goblet, house, sports, whip, walking stick, racket, shuttlecock, couples, gloves, picnic

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Fishmongers by Jean Baptiste Charpentier

Jean Baptiste Charpentier (1728-1806) from Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires Detail: fish, lobsters, dog, market, wooden tubs, basket, children, children’s clothing,  women’s clothing

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A Kitchen Maid by Hugues Taraval 1783

Hugues Taraval (1729-1785) Details: maid, chair, foot warmer, scissors, pin cushion, spindle, flax, pinner apron, striped petticoat, striped shortgown, striped neck kerchief,  ladies cloth cap

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Hornworking by Jacques-Raymond Lucotte 1771

From Diderot’s Encyclopedia by Jacques-Raymond Lucotte Detail: workshop, workmen, horn, hearth, iron pot, basket, chair, table, vice, cleaver, window, door, stump, clamp

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Portrait of Charles d’Aucourt de Saint-Just by Louis-Léopold Boilly 1800

Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761–1845) Detail: bridge, fascine knife, brush knife, boots, breeches, tail coat, cravat, buck saw, chair, hammer, tools, top hat

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Threshing Grain from Diderot Encyclopedia 1762

Diderot’s Encyclopedia Detail:  flail, basket, rake, shovel, sifter, screen, barn, chicken, farmer, barn interior, sheaves, wheat , barrel, grain sorter, cart, horse, wooden shoes, smock, hinges

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