Widow Costard’s cow and goods – Penny 1782

Jonathan Townsend

Posted on April 02 2012

Edward Penny, 1714-1791  from Yale Center for British Art

This is a beautiful scene with an interesting array of clothing to see.   Check out the difference in the clothing between the to gentlemen in the painting and notice the style of the clothing on the old lady.

Detail: bellows, coal tongs,  skimmer, dipper, cooking pot, copper lid, spoon, shoes, buckles, men’s clothing, breeches, waistcoat, coat, tricorn, cow, cottage, cloth cap, money bag, purse, walking stick, windows, thatch roof.

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