In the Workshop
  • TitleIn the Workshop
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 102 x 82 cm
  • DatingSigned 1888
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Eugène Buland, French, born 1852, dead 1826-03-18 or 1827-03-18, dead 1826-03-18 or 1827-03-18
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 7068
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2010 Sophia Giesecke Fund
  • Description
    Images and media

    In France, where industrialization started relatively late, realist painters were given official assignments from the state to launch themes from the new and progressive metal industry. In this painting, Buland used photographs as a basis for painting all the details of the combined smithy and mechanical workshop. The master mechanic is using a drill while working on a cogwheel – an important component that made all the modern machinery turn.