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Une Tapissiere. Eine Tapesierin. (Upholsterer) by Martin Engelbrecht and Johann J Stelzer, 1700-56 (ca 1730’s?) Germany (Augsburg), Winterthur Museum

Une Tapissiere. Eine Tapesierin. (Upholsterer) by Martin Engelbrecht and Johann J Stelzer, 1700-56 (ca 1730’s?) Germany (Augsburg), Winterthur Museum

howtofaint:

oldrags:

Portraits by an unknown American artist, ca 1815-25, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

I’m actually kind of baffled by the rooster in the boy’s portrait.

He may have been a budding cockfighting enthusiast, or the son of a local sportsman who may have had a famous champion and/or was a well-known breeder. That particular specimen hasn’t had his comb and wattle clipped yet, so perhaps it’s a young and untried gamecock meant to mirror the boy’s own youth and innocence.

Hmm… That’s an interesting theory.

Ouvrier en Porcelaine. Ein Porcelain macher. (Porcelain maker) and Ouvriere en Porcelaine. Eine Porcelain macherin. (Porcelain maker’s wife) by Martin Engelbrecht, 1700-56 (ca 1730’s?) Germany (Augsburg), Winterthur Museum

Here and here.

Un Cofretier. Ein Flaschner. (Tinsmith) and Une Cofretiere. Eine Flaschnerin. (Tinsmith’s wife) by Martin Engelbrecht, 1700-56 (ca 1730’s?) Germany (Augsburg), Winterthur Museum

Here and here.

Un Peruquier. Ein Peruquenmacher. (Perukemaker) and Feme de Peruquier. Eine Peruquenmacherin. (Perukemaker’s wife) by Martin Engelbrecht, 1700-56 (ca 1730’s?) Germany (Augsburg), Winterthur Museum

A perukemaker made wigs.

Here and here.

Un Tailleur. Ein Schneider. (Tailor) and Femme de Tailleur. Ein Schneiderin. (Tailor’s wife) by Martin Engelbrecht, 1700-56 (ca 1730’s?) Germany (Augsburg), Winterthur Museum

Here and here.

The Quilting Frolic by John Lewis Krimmel, 1813 Philadelphia, Winterthur Museum

The Quilting Frolic by John Lewis Krimmel, 1813 Philadelphia, Winterthur Museum

Stays, 1825-35 US (possibly), Winterthur Museum

Stays, 1825-35 US (possibly), Winterthur Museum

Dress, 1765-75 US, Winterthur Museum

Dress, 1765-75 US, Winterthur Museum

Double pocket, 1775-1790 England, Winterthur Museum
There’s something very charming about these.  They’re folksy without being that tacky country kitsch style of awful.

Double pocket, 1775-1790 England, Winterthur Museum

There’s something very charming about these.  They’re folksy without being that tacky country kitsch style of awful.

Stomacher, 1720-30 England, Winterthur Museum

Stomacher, 1720-30 England, Winterthur Museum

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