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Midday

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1645 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Falck, Jeremias (engraver)
    Leblond (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    29844:2

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 2F, shelf WM, box 5C

This engraving by Jeremias Falck is from a set, published by Le Blond, showing different times of day. This print is titled Midday, and it shows a female figure cutting into a chicken, possibly in preparation for lunch. The poem underneath is written in both French and English: “When tulfe a clok strickes / Et cales me to dener / And this Chapon that / Icot infites me to it”.

The print also shows an interesting example of seventeenth-century costume, with the woman wears a feathered hat, pearl necklace and matching bracelets, a dress with an apron and bow detailing, and wears her hair curled.

Physical description

Print showing a female figure in 17th century costume, holding a knife and fork, cutting into a cooked chicken.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)

Date

ca. 1645 (published)

Artist/maker

Falck, Jeremias (engraver)
Leblond (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 39.1 cm, Width: 27.7 cm

Object history note

From a set showing the times of day. The print is also made to be sold in England

Descriptive line

'Midday', engraving by Jeremias Falck (1619-77), published in Paris by Leblond, France, about 1645

Labels and date

PRINT: MIDDAY
Franch, about 1654
Engraving by Jeremias Falck (1619-77), published in Paris by Le Blond

From a set showing the times of day. The print is also made to be sold in England.

29844.2 []

Production Note

From a set showing the times of day

Subjects depicted

Beads (necklaces); Day; Aprons (protective wear); Hats; Chicken; Feathers; Time

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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