This vintage farmer drawing shows a man smoking a pipe and resting after a long work day. The colorized work may have been a watercolor. It was one of a number of lovely illustrations by the Anglo-French artist Amédée Forestier (1854-1930) which were included in a book about Bruges and West Flanders from 1906.
In this charming piece, we have a farmer smoking a pipe. His pants have large patches on each knee but otherwise it is hard to tell if he is a gentleman farmer or a poor man. He is wearing a striped shirt and striped socks. And, I love his green shoes. It looks like he is sitting next to a scale of some kind too.
I would think it wouldn’t be too hard to edit away the odd piece of equipment and just focus on the farmer and his pipe.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.