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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Housekeeping in Italy.", ca. 1591

type: Drawing

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Page of a drawing book. Oblique view into two rooms. The left one serves as a kitchen. One woman busies herself at the fireplace; another prepares a dish while using a pair of scales. She stands behind a table. A third one is seated on the floor, in the foreground, chopping wood. A well furnished bed chamber is at right. A woman is shown lying in a bed drinking from a goblet. Beside the bed stand a woman and a man holding a lamp and a man in a long robe, possibly a physician.



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