Occupation title source   Brillemaaker
Occupation title (english) Eyeglass Maker
Hiscode 84235
Description of Image A young man and small boy walk together in a country setting, shouting out their services. The boy has a tall pole over his right shoulder, and a bundle of twigs under his left arm. On his left shoulder, the young man rests his cleaning pole; he steadies it with his left hand. He holds his twigs under his right arm. Both wear broad-brinuned hats. Fireplace chimneys became clogged with soot after repeated use, and would not draw properly. When smoke did not move up the chimney quickly, fires would not burn brightly or rapidly. Householders would also become irritated with smoke in their ho...
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Gender Male
Title of the image Brillemaaker
Translation (English) Eyeglass 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 1708

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