Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sewing Indoors - 17C-20C Making Lace



Job Adriaensz Berckheyde (Dutch artist, 1630-1693) Lace Maker 1666-75


William Shakespeare wrote Twelfth Night c 1601-02, and its 1st recorded performance was in 1602. Duke Orsino says:
O, fellow, come, the song we had last night.
Mark it, Cesario, it is old and plain;
The spinsters and the knitters in the sun
And the free maids that weave their thread with bones
Do use to chant it: it is silly sooth,
And dallies with the innocence of love,
Like the old age.


This refers to bobbin lace: weave their thread with bones. Small bones used to be used as bobbins, to wind the thread round. Bobbin lace is essentially weaving, with the pins creating gaps to form the patterns.

Caspar Netscher (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, c 1635-1684) The Lacemaker 1662



Bernhard Keil (Danish Baroque Era Painter, 1624-1687) The Lacemaker



Bernhard Keil (Danish Baroque Era Painter, 1624-1687) The Lacemaker



Frans van Mieris the Elder (Dutch painter, 1635-1681) The Lacemaker



Gabriel Metsu (Dutch painter, 1629-1667) The Lacemaker



 Gerrit Dou (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1613-1675) Lacemaker 1667



Jan Miense Molenaer (Dutch artist. 1610-1669) Lacemaker



Johannes Vermeer (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1632-1675) The-Lacemaker-1669-70



Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Lacemaker 1655



 Pieter Cornelisz. van Slingelandt (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1640-1691) Lacemaker 1672-3.



 Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Lacemaker 1655



Pieter Jacobsz. Codde (Dutch artist,  1599-1678) Lacemaker



Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Lacemaker



Pieter Cornelisz. van Slingelandt (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1640-1691) Lacemaker 1670



Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) The Lacemaker



Pieter Jacobsz. Codde (Dutch artist,  1599-1678) Lacemaker



Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Old Woman Dozing (Lacemaker) 1656



Gabriel Metsu (Dutch painter, 1629-1667)  Lacemaker



Giacomo Antonio Melchiorre Ceruti (Italian late Baroque painter, 1698-1767) Women Working on Pillow Lace 1720s



Joseph Wright of Derby (English artist, 1734-1797) Portrait of a Lady with her Lacework



Ralph Earl (American artist, 1751-1801) Mrs Charles Jeffery Smith (Making Bobbin Lace) 1794



Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) The Lace Maker 1823



Lace Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Lace Making 1830



Josephus Laurentius Dyckmans (Dutch artist, 1811-1888) Lacemaker



Thomas Woolner, (English painter, 1825 -1892) Lacemaker



 Max Liebermann (German artist, 1847-1935) Brabant Lacemakers 1882



Robert Frederick Blum (American artist, 1857–1903) The Lacemakers



Joseph Bail (French artist, 1862-1921) Lacemaker



Julian Alden Weir (American artist, 1852-1919) The Lace Maker 1915



Charles Spencelayh (British artist, 1865-1958)The Lacemaker (Mrs Newell Making Lace) c 1920


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