Occupation title source   Soutte mel verkoper
Occupation title (english) Butter seller
Hiscode 41030
Description of Image Two women are talking together near a farmhouse and barn with thatched roofs. The older one is seated facing a younger woman who stands. The older woman rests her right hand on top of a closed wooden barrel. The younger woman has one barrel tucked under her right arm, resting the barrel against her hip. She holds a slightly smaller one in her left arm, pressing it against her chest and shoulders. Milk and butter came into Delft from nearby dairy farms. Butter was brought to the municipal butter market. Butter was used locally in cooking; and high quality Dutch butter was an important expor...
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Gender Female
Title of the image Soutte mel
Translation (English) Butter
Language source Dutch
Country source The Netherlands
Artist's name Lenaert Bramer
Artist's years and locations 1596-1674
Date of creation 1659 (circa)
Medium Drawing
Collection name Straatwerken
Provenance Prentenkabinet, Leiden
Collection address University of Leiden
Product 1
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