Antique Oil Painting On Board of Shoemaker at Work

2404-44183 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

15.5H x 21W

Location: Dallas


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Antique Oil Painting On Board depicts a humble shoemaker's shop.  Called a cobbler in Europe after the 13th century, such tradesmen usually worked in one-man shops and serviced either villages or city neighborhoods.  Shoes were fitted by hand and custom cut and sewn, and as a result were comparatively expensive.  Here the shoemaker is at work taking measurements of a customer's calf and foot for her fitting, as a young apprentice watches the procedure.  Note the artist's attention to the detail not only of the subjects in the painting, but the disorderly surroundings in what should be considered a busy shop.
Circa 1890s
Measures 15.5H x 21W