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Lacemaker with a Boy Blowing Bubbles

'A Lacemaker, with a Boy Blowing Bubbles,' by the Dutch master, Louis de Moni, 1742. 'A Lacemaker, with a Boy Blowing Bubbles,' by the Dutch master, Louis de Moni, 1742. Copyright Museum Mauritshuis, The Hague, acc. no. 116.

The oil on canvas 'A Lacemaker, with a Boy Blowing Bubbles' (De Kantwerkster / Kantklossende Vrouw en Bellenblazende Jongen) was painted in 1742 by the Dutch eighteenth century master, Louis de Moni (1698-1771). It is now part of the Mauritshuis collection in The Hague, and on long-term loan to the Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, the town where De Moni eventually settled and spent the rest of his life.

The female lacemaker is making a narrow length of bobbin lace. The pillow she is using has a stuffed wooden frame wih a drawer inside in order to keep the lace clean.

The painting measures 39 x 32 cm.

Mauritshuis online catalogue (retrieved 17th July 2016).

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