"The Drunken Cobbler"

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Title

"The Drunken Cobbler"

Subject

1700s French Art

Description

This piece depicts a cobbler returning home after a night of drinking only to be chastised by his wife and children. It pays reference to the adage "the cobbler's children have no shoes.".

Creator

Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Source

http://portlandartmuseum.us/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=11721;type=101

Publisher

Portland Art Museum (Online Collection)

Date

1776 - 1779

Contributor

Arséne Lupin (Original Contributor)

Rights

Public Domain

Format

29 5/8 inch x 36 3/8 inch oil painting

Language

N/A (painted by a French painter)

Type

Painting

Coverage

The painting depicts a scene of a common European family struggling with the father's drunkenness and alcoholism. Taken in the context of the late 1770s, the painting could symbolize the degradation of "domestic virtues" in Europe while simultaneously appealing to the lower classes due to the relatable subject material.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil Painting

Physical Dimensions

29 5/8 inch x 36 3/8 inch

Files

EG Entry The Drunken Cobbler.jpg

Citation

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, “"The Drunken Cobbler",” Enlightenmens, accessed June 5, 2020, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/359.

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