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Women Working on Pillow Lace

Women Working on Pillow Lace, oil on canvas by Giacomo Ceruti (1698-1767). Women Working on Pillow Lace, oil on canvas by Giacomo Ceruti (1698-1767). Private collection.

The oil on canvas 'Women Working on Pillow Lace' (also known as 'The Sewing School') was painted by the Italian artist, Giacomo Ceruti (1698-1767). It is one of many paintings and drawings with the same theme, made in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. A sewing school was a popular theme, allegedly developed by the Danish artist, Bernhard Keil (1624-1687), who worked and travelled widely in northern Italy.

The painting measures 150 x 200 cm. The women in the painting are shown making bobbin lace.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 17 July 2016).

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