Occupation title source   Bierbreuwer
Occupation title (english) Brewer
Hiscode 77810
Description of Image Two women sit working in a room hung with two paintings and a mirror. A young woman sits in a ladderback chair, making lace. She has a lacemaker's cushioned chest on her lap, and is bending forward to see the delicate work more clearly. Her left hand manipulates a series of bobbins. Next to her right foot, there is a small wooden footwarmer, suggesting that the room might be chilly. Next to the lacemaker, an older woman sits winding fine thread from a swift onto a lace bobbin. Needlework was considered appropriate for women of all social classes*. Indeed, spinning was thought to be one of...
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Gender Male
Title of the image Bierbreuwer
Translation (English) Brewer
Language source German
Country source Germany
Artist's name Jost Amman
Artist's years and locations 1539-1591
Date of creation 1568
Medium Plate
Collection name Ständebuch
Provenance Jost Amman's Staende und handwerter mit versen von Hans Sachs. Frankfurt a/M 1568, Reprint Muenchen 1884


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