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The story of a hat-maker

2012.01.07
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December 27, 2011

Originally from the Quinta do Chapeleiro (Hat-maker’s Estate) in Loures, this set narrates the life of hat-maker António Joaquim Carneiro and is a dynamic record of contemporary characters and situations that was created without using any engraved iconographic source.

Each scene is set in an oval medallion framed by a flower frieze and with a banner bearing a description of the scene. The medallion stands out against a white background that has a composition of branches and birds, and is flanked by two flower-baskets. The seven panels tell the story of a poor country boy who left for his uncle’s workshop in Lisbon to learn how to make hats. He then set up his own business in Lisbon, married a widow who already had several children and built his own factory and home.

Commissioned by Carneiro and later brought from his house, these panels demonstrate a novel feature in the iconography of Portuguese tiling through their portrayal of contemporary situations. In this case, the work records the economic and social rise of a country boy who became a rich member of the bourgeoisie, the emerging class with the economic power to commission tile-works throughout the 19th century.
11 Comments
atszabo Portugese ceramicware and tiles are irresisteble to me! TFS, NopteK!
atszabo · 2012-01-07: 07:23
demarc nice foto's
demarc · 2012-01-07: 07:35
mallusatish Very nice, Amazing~!~
mallusatish · 2012-01-07: 08:07
renatomartins Happy new year! Great idea
renatomartins · 2012-01-07: 08:33
momotaro Interesting! Thanks for sharing!
momotaro · 2012-01-07: 09:27
darfoster These are wonderful, great set! Thanks for sharing!
darfoster · 2012-01-07: 14:07
josy63 Toujours le set qui intéresse, bien documenté !
Bel, très bel ensemble d'azulejos
josy63 · 2012-01-07: 14:48
breizh Superbe ! J'aime ... :-)
breizh · 2012-01-07: 14:58
Nayah belle série!
Nayah · 2012-01-07: 17:27
finbarr Ever lnteresting work!!
finbarr · 2012-01-07: 17:54
pandka Fantastic!
pandka · 2012-01-09: 13:57
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