The Sleeping Kitchen Maid by Peter Jakob Horemans 1765

Sleeping kitchen maid_Peter Jakob Horemans_1765Peter Jakob Horemans ( 1700 – 1776 )

Detail: kitchen, maid, food, bread, wine glass, door, latch, glass bottle, spool, bobbin, apron, yarn winder, jar, ceramic cooking pot with lid, shelf, chair

5 thoughts on “The Sleeping Kitchen Maid by Peter Jakob Horemans 1765”

  • Laying on the fabric under the yard winder looks to be a drip spindle and in same area seems to be fiber for drawing thread/yarn from. Thought I'd help identify those for you.

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    • I believe it is a spinning wheel bobbin placed on a tool (I don't know what - something like an ice pick, but not an ice pick) so the spun yarn can reel off the bobbin onto the yarn winder. Thanks for the input!

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  • That kind of yarn winder is also known as a weasel. Cheers!

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  • Looks like flax. The way it is in a bundle resembles a flax braid. Color looks flaxen as well. Hard to be sure. I agree with Jon that icepick used so bobbin can spin freely as skein weinder used. I grow and spin my own flax which becomes the name linen once spun.

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  • Sandra Pietron March 11, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Where is this painting currently?

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