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French

La liseuse (The Reader) by Jean-Étienne Liotard 1746

Jean-Étienne Liotard  (1702–1789) Detail: chair, letter, brocade, necklace, pins

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Metal Gilder – Diderot’s Encyclopedia 1763

Diderot’s Encyclopedia Detail: brush, scrubber, files, scrapers, bottle, knife, brazier, sponge, sword hilt, bench, tub, workmen, workshop, vice, hearth, bellows, chair, basin

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Processing Hemp or Linen Plate 1 – Diderot Encyclopedia 1762

Diderot Encyclopedia Detail: farm, workshop, workmen, flax, hemp, flax brake, flax hackle

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Agricultural Labor Plate 1 from Diderot’s Encyclopedia 1762

Diderot and D’Alembert Detail: farm, field, farmers, workers, horses, plow, roller, harrow, seeds, windmill

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Landscape with Cows, Sheep and Shepherdess by Jean-Étienne Liotard 1761

Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-1789) Detail: livestock, cow, sheep, distaff, shepherdess, woman’s clothing

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La Geste Napolitain by Jean Baptiste Greuze 1757

Jean Baptiste Greuze (French 1725-1805) Detail: dog, children, basket, bowl, pedler, necklace, bracelet, trinkets, blanket worn as cloak, tied on sleeves, socks over breeches

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Fishing Plate 16 – Diderot’s Encyclopedia 1771

Diderot’s Encyclopedia Detail: fishing, nets, basket, fisherman, brazier, fire basket, spear, boat, drag net, mud shoes, creel, ocean, wooden shoes

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Vegetables for the Soup by Jean-Siméon Chardin ~1732

Jean-Siméon Chardin (1699-1779) Detail: pitcher, food, vegetables, cooking spoon, small brass kettle, carrots

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The Butcher from Diderot’s Encyclopedia 1763

Diderot and D’Alembert We have added some new knives to our product line and I thought I would find some nice knife pictures.  This one has some great detail, I especially like the knife block on the belt. Detail: butcher, workshop, knife, cleaver, knife block, axe, mallet, bellows, table, scraper, meat hook, belt, knife sharpener, … Continue reading »

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The Confectioner plate I – Diderot’s Encyclopedia 1763

Diderot and D’Alembert Detail: kitchen, table, barrel, shelf, funnel, bowl, canister, strainer, metal cook pan, raised hearth, spigot, smoke hood, workmen, fire grate, spatula, food

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