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Oil painting - Man Smoking a Pipe

Man Smoking a Pipe

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800-ca. 1830 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on board

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Georges Patry

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This small painting made for a dolls' house interior is of a man in peasant's dress. He is facing to the left with his right elbows leaning on a small round table. He is smoking a pipe and has a jug next to him on the table. The painting is of a dark palate and the setting could be the interior of a public house. The panting is skillfully executed and was probably done by a professional artist rather than an amateur, but would not have been completed as a part of the dolls' house as a whole.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, painted)


ca. 1800-ca. 1830 (painted)



Materials and Techniques

Oil on board


Height: 5.8 cm board, Width: 5 cm board

Object history note

This small oil painting is part of the interior furnishings of the May Foster Dolls' House. the house was made between 1800-1830, however the paintings, one of a possible pair in the house are unlikely to have been made with the house and would have been acquired by its previous openheartedly but it is estimated that trepaintingare of a similar date to that of the house.

Descriptive line

miniature unframed painting of man in straw hat, smoking a pipe, leaning on his right elbow. Oil paint on wood, English, 1800-30.

Production Note

This painting is part of furniture from a dolls' house. The details of the maker for the painting are unknown and so have been approximated to be similar of the date of the house.


Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood; Drinking; Paintings


Museum of Childhood

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