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The Butcher from Diderot’s Encyclopedia 1763

The Butcher_Diderot-Encyclopedia_1763Diderot 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, wooden shoes, pulley, cow, sheep, bucket

The Swaine Family – Arthur Devis 1749

Arthur Devis (1712-1787)  Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

What do you think that is open right by the boys foot?   And Kevin thinks he is reading Izaak Walton’s “The Compleat Angler”.

Detail: children , boy , girl , men , women , water , reading , fishing , fence , fichu , mantua , hat , petticoat , portrait , book , dog, fish, net, fishing pole, bucket, snuff box, Fishing Treen

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