Cecil van Haanen

Afternoon Coffee, Venice

Afternoon Coffee, Venice by Cecil van Haanen

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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.

Title
Afternoon Coffee, Venice
Artist/creator
Production date
1883
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
1555 x 1225 mm
Inscription
C van Haanen / 1883
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/143
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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