|Title: ||Woman of ChiloÃ© weaving|
|Contributors: ||Cambridge University Library|
|Issue Date: ||14-Jun-2007|
|Abstract: ||A female figure in a domestic-industry context, making cloth.|
|Description: ||27v contains a roughly drawn ellipse|
Drawing. At work in the centre of the picture is a woman with long dark hair, a necklace, and a dress with dark, possibly striated or multicoloured sleeves rolled up to the elbows. She leans across her loom with arms outstretched to reach the working part. The cloth under production seems to be white and unpatterned. The loom is horizontal and sketched with only one upright being shown in full. Behind the figure at work, the back wall of the building is shown, with timber uprights and mainly horizontal timber wallboarding indicated. In the centre right there is a small oblong window, below which on the floor a small tub stands. A rough plank has been leant up obliquely to the ceiling in front of the window; to its right is probably a tied-up roll of cloth. Further to the right stands a bigger upright cylindrical slightly conical possibly wicker tub, and to the right of that a large sturdy wooden cupboard stretches to the edge of the picture. It reaches to approximately the height of the windowsill, with a small bowl on top at its left-hand corner and a wicker basket to its right. To the left of the leaning plank utensils are vaguely indicated, hanging from the ceiling and the upper wall. Further to the left a probably completed cloth hangs on an upright frame. At the left-hand edge of the picture what may be an unfastened roll of cloth is propped up. The ceiling is shown across the whole of the very top of the picture, and is constructed of timber joists and horizontal laths.
|Appears in Collections:||Conrad Martens' Sketchbooks I and III|
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