Summer Sewing 1800-1900s


Martha Walter (American Impressionist, 1875–1976) Lady Knitting in a Garden

"I think it must have been at home, while I was a small child, that I got the idea the chief end of woman was to make clothing for mankind…

"This thought came over me with a sudden dread one Sabbath morning when I was a toddling thing, led along by my sister, behind my father and mother. As they walked arm in arm before me, I lifted my eyes from my father’s heels to his head, and mused:

“How tall he is! And how long his coat looks! And how many thousand, thousand stitches there must be in his coat and pantaloons! And I suppose I have got to grow up and have a husband, and put all those little stitches into his coats and pantaloons. Oh, I never, never can do it!”

"A shiver of utter discouragement went through me. With that task before me, it hardly seemed to me as if life were worth living. I went to meeting, and I suppose I forgot my trouble in a hymn."
Lucy Larcom, A New England Girlhood. 1889

Francis Coates Jones (Amrican artist, 1857-1932) Sewing in the Garden

Camille Pissarro (Danish-born French artist, 1830-1903) Seated Peasants Sewing

Anna Elizabeth Klumpke (American painter, 1856-1942) Knitting 1887

Daniel Hernandez Morillo (Peruvian artist, 1856-1932) Lady on a Bench

Daniel Garber (American artist, 1880-1958) Mending detail

Mikhail Vasil’evich Nesterov (Russian Painter, 1862-1942) Embroidery 1909

Sergei Arsenievich Vinogradov (Russian artist, 1869-1939) Sewing

Louis Lang (American genre painter, 1814-1893) The Sewing Party

Julien Gabriel Guay (French artist, 1848- ) Sewing

Henri Martin (French Post-Impressionist Painter, 1860-1943) A Women Sewing

Frederick Arthur Bridgman (English artist, 1847-1928) Sewing

Edmund Blair Leighton (English historical genre painter 1852-1922) Sewing

Irving Ramsay Wiles (American artist, 1861–1948) Mrs Wiles in the Garden

William Lippincott (American artist, 1849–1920) Sewing – Paris

Mary Cassatt (American artist, 1844-1926) Lydia Seated on a Porch Crocheting 1882

Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) La Lecons de Couture

Arthur Watson Sparks (American artist, 1871–1919) Sewing with a Machine under a Tree

Clara Davidson (American painter, 1874–1962) Knitting on the Porch

Arthur Watson Sparks (American artist, 1871–1919) Woman Sewing

Martha Walter (American Impressionist, 1875–1976) Afternoon in the Park

Arthur Watson Sparks (American artist, 1871–1919) Sewing in the Garden

5 responses

  1. Vielen Dank Sue, endschuldige ich war aus privaten Gründen einige Zeit nicht hier, ich musste meinen Hund einschläfern lassen, das hat mich sehr traurig gemacht. Vielen Dank für deine so schönen Worte. Ich umarme dich herzlich Helga xox

    2013/10/30 at 8:27 pm

  2. I am loving your little stories that you put up with your paintings Helga… It makes you wonder how they did put all those stitches together along with all the beautiful embroidery on those wonderful gowns …
    Thank you for sharing these
    Love and Hugs Sue

    2013/10/20 at 11:26 am

  3. so beautiful, all this paintings!
    thank you Helga

    2013/10/06 at 12:29 am

    • Thank you Anne Marie

      2013/10/06 at 5:54 pm

    • Vielen Dank liebe Anne Marie, ich freue mich sehr über dein Lob. Ganz liebe Grüße Helga 🙂

      2013/10/12 at 8:17 pm