Thomas Patch (1725-1782) from the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Detail: boy , men , interior , food , tile , servant , fireplace , relief , dining room , dining table , chandeliers , candles , curtain , plates, dining chairs , fireworks , urn , wine coolers , bust , caricature , paintings , sculpture , wine , meal , dinner, wine glass, bottles, walking stick
I am guessing the main subject is the artist helper doing the drudgery of grinding pigments since he is wearing worker clothing and his wife is lower class clothing, but I am not so sure about the child’s clothing and I really don’t know what the creepy guy is doing the in the background.
Details: coat, pallet, bottles, barrel, shoes, shirt, women’s clothing, child, cloth cap, dog, painting, chair, apron, drinking glass.
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (2 November 1699 – 6 December 1779)
A lovely domestic scene, you can almost listen in to the conversation. The numerous details: pewterware, tin canister, redware bowl, bottles, bowls, food, girls clothing, pudding cap, toy drum, long handled pan, round metal brazier. What is that hanging on the wall?