[Sca-cooks] Kitchen scene, circa 1600

Nancy Kiel nancy_kiel at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 24 05:32:47 PDT 2009

So is the lady on the left washing dishes, with water coming from spigots in the wall?

Nancy Kiel
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Never tease a weasel!
This is very good advice.
For the weasel will not like it
And teasing isn't nice.

> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 07:48:47 -0400
> From: johnnae at mac.com
> To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
> Subject: [Sca-cooks] Kitchen scene, circa 1600
> I came across a small illustration in an article on kitchens this week.
> The forefront shows a kitchen scene while in the background there's
> a glimpse of the diners. It shows both women and men working in the
> kitchen with numerous serving boys. The engraver is listed as Justus 
> Sadeler. The magazine
> dated the print as 1675. It looked earlier to me, so I have done some 
> checking.
> His dates are b. 1583 in Antwerp, d. either 1620 in Venice or 1629 in 
> Amsterdam.
> (There are a number of engravers named Sadeler so it is possible that it 
> was done by
> another member of the family.)
> One rather poor version turns up here:
> http://www.pbs.org/wnet/sixwives/times/food.html
> *Preparing for a Feast*
> Justus Sadeler after Antonio Tempesta c. 1600
> Credit: Hulton Archive
> When one looks for the original by Antonio Tempesta, one comes across it as
>  January: A Kitchen.  Antonio Tempesta  published 1599.
> His dates are b Florence, 1555; d Rome, 5 Aug 1630.
> Between 1589 and 1627 Tempesta made over 1000 prints, which were widely 
> circulated in Europe during his lifetime.
> He turns up all over the place. The kitchen scene is in ARTstor for 
> those with academic access, but even better it's at LA County.
> http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=25999;type=101
> The entire set is listed here:
> http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=131334;type=101
> Johnnae
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