The Poultry Woman, 19th century


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    The Poultry Woman, 19th century
    (mezzotint engraving)
    After Gabriel Metsu

    A beautifully detailed and brilliant scene painted in the mid-19th century after the original painting by Gabriel Metsu (Dutch, 1629-1667), the scene captures in almost photographic realism a young woman selling onions and poultry while a gentleman the elder rests with his pipe. in mouth; bargains with her customer, an old woman with a bucket on her arm who collects goods from the market.