Interior with Woman Sewing, Wybrand Hendriks, c. 1800 - c. 1810

Interior with Woman Sewing, Wybrand Hendriks, c. 1800 - c. 1810

oil on panel, h 34.4cm × w 29.3cm. More details

‘The devil finds work for idle hands’ is the essence of the Dutch ethic of piety and hard work. As epitomised in this scene: a sober interior with a woman sewing a hem and at the same time reading a book. A thick volume of the Dutch authorised translation of the Bible lies on a folded tablecloth, ready to be opened. Meanwhile, a dog with a ball of wool is about to break her silent concentration.

On display in room 1.11

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

Barbara Kendrick added this work to animals

yesterday - 17 works 23 1

Steve Golden added this work to Chairs

July 27 2015 - 113 works 45 0

Geertruida M.P. Brouwer added this work to nuttige handwerken

July 25 2015 - 130 works 547 1

Make your own creations with this work