Saturday, April 02, 2011

The Story in the Painting



One Of The Family is one of Cotman's most famous paintings, and depicts a delightful family around a table eating a meal. The models used by Cotman for this scene were an actual family, named Street, who lived in the north of England. The child on the bottom right of the picture emigrated to New Zealand when she was sixteen, and now a whole family of descendants of this child in New Zealand proudly own copies of the painting.


For the benefit of those using braille keyboards that do not pick up photographs and paintings, the description of this painting is as follows:  A family sits at a long dining table, on which is a thick pie of some kind, and something that looks like a plate of cheese. The window is opened and the mother is holding out an apple to a family pet, a horse. In one corner is a Grandmothers, slicing some bread and in another stands a man hanging up his coat. The children are eating with enthusiasm.  Readers can add their own observations in the comments.

1 comment:

Mahek said...

hi
I love the way you read these wonderful paintings...I always look forward to such posts...
I think the little boy on the right near the grand-mom is not too happy drinking milk and not getting his juice and pie, grand-mom seems to be enjoying her part of the job of slicing the fat bread for the family and so does the mom feeding her pet....























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