Occupation title source   Pompemaker
Occupation title (english) Bilge Pump Maker
Hiscode 84190
Description of Image Two men are finishing woven fabric. A man with a soft cap stands holding a very large pair of nap shears in both hands. He trims off small fibers from a bolt of fabric so the nap will be smooth. The fabric is stretched flat on a table. Behind the shearer, a bare-haired worker stands with his right arm raised so he can draw a teasel down the surface of a hanging length of fabric. The teasel will draw up shorter fibers from the woven surface so they can be trimmed. A wooden fabric storage chest is next to the wall behind the workmen. Seven additional teasels hang on two racks on the wall and...
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Gender Male
Title of the image Pompemaker
Translation (English) Bilge Pump Maker
Language source Dutch
Country source The Netherlands
Artist's name Jan Luyken
Artist's years and locations 1649-1712
Date of creation 1694
Medium Plate
Collection name Het Menselijk Bedrijf
Provenance Jan Luyken, Afbeelding der Menschelyke Bezigheden [=Spiegel van het Menslyk Bedryf] Amsterdam 1758


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