The Cobbler, circa 1870

Summary

This print shows a shoemaker taking careful measurements to create a perfect fit for his client. Shoemaking tools fill the shop, and a curious apprentice watches intently. The print is based on a 19th-century painting by the Italian artist Antonio Rotta, who is best known for his depictions of everyday life in Venice.

This print shows a shoemaker taking careful measurements to create a perfect fit for his client. Shoemaking tools fill the shop, and a curious apprentice watches intently. The print is based on a 19th-century painting by the Italian artist Antonio Rotta, who is best known for his depictions of everyday life in Venice.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

circa 1870

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.0.332.217

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 12.25 in

Width: 14.625 in

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