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Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Army of Louis XIV in front of Tournai – Meulen 1684

Adam Frans van der Meulen   1632 –  1690 Maybe we should get a striped marquee for our next show tent. Detail: army, horses, tent, soldiers, blankets, chest, muskets, baggage

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A Married Sailor’s Adieu – Ibbetson about 1800

Julius 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. … Continue reading »

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Self Portrait – Mengs 1744

Anton Raphael Mengs  1728 – 1779 Detail:  hair, shirt, coat, cloth buttons

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The Laundress – Ceruti 1736

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

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

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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Departure from a French Inn – Grimm 1775

Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, 1733-1794 Caricature illustration for a book. Detail: postilion, boots, ladies clothing, horses, wooden shoes

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De ketelschuurster – Abraham van Strij

Abraham van Strij  1753-1826Detail: kitchen, copper kettle, iron lid, brass strainer, lantern, maid, scrubber, bowl, table, bench, shelf, ladies clothing

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