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Domestic Life Collection

"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Domestic Life

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: The Childrens Meal, ca 1665. Creator: Steen, Jan Havicksz (1626-1679)

The Childrens Meal, ca 1665. Creator: Steen, Jan Havicksz (1626-1679)
The Childrens Meal, ca 1665. Found in the Collection of Nivaagaards Malerisamling

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, North America

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Young woman sleeping in bed (B&W)

Young woman sleeping in bed (B&W)

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Children in a Room, 1909. Artist: Edouard Vuillard

Children in a Room, 1909. Artist: Edouard Vuillard
Children in a Room, 1909. Vuillard, Edouard-Jean (1868-1940). Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Butter Making

Butter Making
circa 1857: A woman churning butter talks to a milkman wearing a yoke to carry his pails. William Grundys English Views (Photo by T. R)

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Gin Lane

Gin Lane
This print was published as a pair with Beer Street and contrasted the health and productivity benefits of drinking beer with the vice of gin drinking

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Giant Basket

Giant Basket
A woman carrying a large wicker basket through a street in Assisi. Picture Post - 5409 - Assisi - pub. 1951 (Photo by Thurston Hopkins/Getty Images)

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: House of the Seven Gables

House of the Seven Gables, 1668, made famous in Nathaniel Hawthornes novel of the same name, Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Close-up of blue shutter, window and yellow pansies, Villefranche sur Mer

Close-up of blue shutter, window and yellow pansies, Villefranche sur Mer, Cote d Azur, Provence, France, Europe

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Women washing clothes, San Lucas Toliman, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Central America

Women washing clothes, San Lucas Toliman, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Central America

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Woman Reading a Letter, c.1663. Creator: Jan Vermeer

Woman Reading a Letter, c.1663. Creator: Jan Vermeer
Woman Reading a Letter, c.1663. Other Title(s): Woman in Blue Reading a Letter. In a quiet, private moment, a young woman stands, engrossed in reading a letter

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: The Tea-Table, 1920 (oil on canvas)

The Tea-Table, 1920 (oil on canvas)
656960 The Tea-Table, 1920 (oil on canvas) by Harvey, Harold (1874-1941); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Tea-Table. Harold Harvey (1874-1941). Oil on canvas. Dated 1920

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Early Washing Machine

Early Washing Machine
circa 1860: An early labour-saving machine for clothes washing, comprising a water barrel, water boiler, agitator and mangle. (Photo by Chaloner Woods/Getty Images)

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Scenery of Shono in Edo Period, Painting, Woodcut, Japanese Wood Block Print, Rear View

Scenery of Shono in Edo Period, Painting, Woodcut, Japanese Wood Block Print, Rear View
Asian, Bag, Color Image, Domestic Life, Five People, Group Of People, , Traditional Japanese Woodblocks, 79344754

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Scenery of Otsu in Edo Period, Painting, Woodcut, Japanese Wood Block Print

Scenery of Otsu in Edo Period, Painting, Woodcut, Japanese Wood Block Print
Angled View, Asian, Bag, Cloud, Color Image, Cow, Domestic Life, Group, Traditional Japanese Woodblocks, 79344770

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Scenery Kameyama of in Edo Period, Painting, Woodcut, Japanese Wood Block Print

Scenery Kameyama of in Edo Period, Painting, Woodcut, Japanese Wood Block Print
Asian, Color Image, Domestic Life, History, House, Japan, Japanese Cul, Traditional Japanese Woodblocks, 79344756

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Tibetan Mastiff engraving 1840

Tibetan Mastiff engraving 1840
The Naturalists Library by William Jardine

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Foxhounds invading a Victorian house

Foxhounds invading a Victorian house
A member of the local fox hunt has followed the foxhounds into a smart house - thankfully, without his horse - where the behaviour of the hounds is causing considerable uproar

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Washing day, Burano Island, Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Washing day, Burano Island, Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Village scene

Village scene, Toba Bataks, North Sumatra, Sumatra, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Teatime (pencil and watercolour heightened with white on card)

Teatime (pencil and watercolour heightened with white on card)
1765030 Teatime (pencil and watercolour heightened with white on card) by Foster, Myles Birket (1825-99); Private Collection; (add.info.: Teatime. Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899)

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Scenery of Ejiri in Edo Period, Painting, Woodcut, Japanese Wood Block Print

Scenery of Ejiri in Edo Period, Painting, Woodcut, Japanese Wood Block Print
Asian, City, Color Image, Domestic Life, Harbor, History, House, Japan, , Traditional Japanese Woodblocks, 79344700

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Scenery of Nissaka in Edo Period, Painting, Woodcut, Japanese Wood Block Print

Scenery of Nissaka in Edo Period, Painting, Woodcut, Japanese Wood Block Print
Asian, Cloud, Color Image, Domestic Life, Group Of People, History, Ja, Traditional Japanese Woodblocks, 79344714

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Stag hound dog engraving 1840

Stag hound dog engraving 1840
The Naturalists Library by William Jardine

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Man at table carving roast, (B&W), portrait

Man at table carving roast, (B&W), portrait

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Mothercraft

Mothercraft
circa 1910: Mothercraft lessons for girls at a day nursery in Acton, showing how to bath a baby. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Crying baby boy (15-18 months) in baby seat, (B&W), close-up

Crying baby boy (15-18 months) in baby seat, (B&W), close-up

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Mike Nolan August 1987 Singer with Bucks Fizz Pop Music Band

Mike Nolan August 1987 Singer with Bucks Fizz Pop Music Band

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Amanda Redman Actress - August 1981

Amanda Redman Actress - August 1981

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Actress Jackie Lane lying in bed naked talking on the telephone March 1959

Actress Jackie Lane lying in bed naked talking on the telephone March 1959

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Portrait of a Lady spinning, 1531. Creator: Maerten van Heemskerck

Portrait of a Lady spinning, 1531. Creator: Maerten van Heemskerck
Portrait of a Lady spinning, 1531

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: The Potato Eaters, 1885. Creator: Vincent van Gogh

The Potato Eaters, 1885. Creator: Vincent van Gogh
The Potato Eaters, 1885

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Interior At Arcachon, 1871. Creator: Edouard Manet

Interior At Arcachon, 1871. Creator: Edouard Manet
Interior At Arcachon, 1871. Manet's wife looks up from her writing to enjoy the view, while her son holds what appears to be a cigarette, seemingly lost in thought

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Laundress And Child, 1761. Creator: Hubert Robert

Laundress And Child, 1761. Creator: Hubert Robert
Laundress And Child, 1761

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: The family, 1647. Creator: Adriaen van Ostade

The family, 1647. Creator: Adriaen van Ostade
The family, 1647

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Ninette, c.1928. Creator: William Lee-Hankey

Ninette, c.1928. Creator: William Lee-Hankey
Ninette, c.1928

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: The young mother, c. 1660. Creator: Cornelis Bega

The young mother, c. 1660. Creator: Cornelis Bega
The young mother, c. 1660

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Aunt Elizabeth, 1921. Creator: Edmund Blampied

Aunt Elizabeth, 1921. Creator: Edmund Blampied
Aunt Elizabeth, 1921. Depicts the artist's aunt as she peels vegatables

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Mrs Lamm, 1894. Creator: Anders Leonard Zorn

Mrs Lamm, 1894. Creator: Anders Leonard Zorn
Mrs Lamm, 1894

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: The Nursing Mother (La Mère Nourrice), 1804. Creator: Marguerite Gerard

The Nursing Mother (La Mère Nourrice), 1804. Creator: Marguerite Gerard
The Nursing Mother (La Mere Nourrice), 1804

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: The Capricious Child (L'Enfant Capricieux), 1804. Creator: Marguerite Gerard

The Capricious Child (L'Enfant Capricieux), 1804. Creator: Marguerite Gerard
The Capricious Child (L'Enfant Capricieux), 1804

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Woman Crocheting, c1875. Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Woman Crocheting, c1875. Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Woman Crocheting, c1875. A young woman sits in a middle-class interior, absorbed in an everyday task. Her informal pose and comfortable clothing suggest that this is an image of contemporary domestic

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Young Woman Crocheting, 1875. Creator: Giovanni Boldini

Young Woman Crocheting, 1875. Creator: Giovanni Boldini
Young Woman Crocheting, 1875

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Trade card advertising stove polish

Trade card advertising stove polish
863238 Trade card advertising stove polish; (add.info.: Trade card advertising stove polish: in the centre of the picture is a typical box stove)

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: An engraving depicting a wife cooking dinner for her husband, 19th century

An engraving depicting a wife cooking dinner for her husband, 19th century
5311200 An engraving depicting a wife cooking dinner for her husband, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1887); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Olive Kline, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Olive Kline, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Olive Kline, between c1915 and c1920

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: U.S. soldiers in France, 16 Aug 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

U.S. soldiers in France, 16 Aug 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
U.S. soldiers in France, 16 Aug 1918. An American soldier doing his laundry with the help of a French woman as children watch in Lucy, France on August 16, 1918 during World War I

Background imageDomestic Life Collection: Boy with book and toys, 1912. Creator: Macke, August (1887-1914)

Boy with book and toys, 1912. Creator: Macke, August (1887-1914)
Boy with book and toys, 1912. Private Collection



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Domestic Life: From Colonial Williamsburg to Slums near the Taj Mahal" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world of domestic life. Journey through history, from Colonial Williamsburg to the bustling streets of Gin Lane, as we delve into the intricacies of everyday existence. Transport yourself to a bygone era with butter making at its finest. Witness skilled hands churning creamy goodness, creating golden blocks that would grace tables across generations. The House of Seven Gables stands tall, whispering tales of family secrets and hidden treasures within its ancient walls. In a quaint room filled with innocence and laughter, children play amidst timeless toys. Edouard Vuillard's masterpiece captures their joyous spirits frozen in time - a reminder that childhood memories are eternally cherished. The vibrant hues of Villefranche sur Mer come alive as we take a close-up look at blue shutters adorned with yellow pansies. A picturesque scene that paints domestic bliss against nature's canvas. Travel afar to San Lucas Toliman where women diligently wash clothes along Lake Atitlan's shores. Their resilience shines through as they navigate daily chores amidst breathtaking landscapes - an ode to strength found within simplicity. Yet not all dwellings boast such beauty; slums lurk just kilometers away from one of the world's wonders - the Taj Mahal. This stark contrast serves as a poignant reminder that often shaped by circumstances beyond our control. Witness innovation unfold before your eyes with early washing machines revolutionizing household chores forevermore. These marvels brought convenience and efficiency into homes worldwide, transforming mundane tasks into moments for leisure and relaxation. Indulge in teatime traditions captured delicately on pencil and watercolor by unknown artists who sought solace in this cherished ritual. Sip fragrant brews while basking in serene ambiance – an art form itself woven into daily routines around the globe. Travel across continents to the enchanting landscapes of Edo period Japan.