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Title A Pinch of Snuff
Collection Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Zermati, Jules (French artist, active 19th century)
Date Earliest about 1860
Date Latest about 1885
Description In this painting Jules Zermati looks to seventeenth-century paintings of peasant figures. The artist effectively demonstrates his ability to depict different textures, from the various fabrics of the clothing, to the wrinkled faces of the elderly couple in the foreground. The humorous observation of the exchange between the couple would have appealed to audiences in the nineteenth century.
Current Accession Number HASMG:959.24.4
Subject everyday life; figure
Measurements 39 x 56 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Unknown.
Publications Public Catalogue Foundation, Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in East Sussex, London, 2005, ill. p. 319.
Rights Owner Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Author Bryony Bartlett-Rawlings

 

 

 

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