Cecil van Haanen

Afternoon Coffee, Venice

Afternoon Coffee, Venice by Cecil van Haanen

Artwork Detail

This convivial image of seamstresses pausing from their work details some of the tools and processes involved in their craft. In the foreground a fashion illustration, probably torn from a popular magazine, sits atop a length of cloth laid out for cutting. The flat iron in the lower right would have been heated on a stove-top and on the left, a collapsible wooden cotton winder holds the thread ready for use. The seamstresses were probably friends of the Dutch artist, then living at San Trovaso in Venice.

Afternoon Coffee, Venice
Cecil van Haanen
Production date
oil on canvas
1555 x 1225 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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