Pair of Pitchers

You get two for one in this public domain kitchen image – a pair of pitchers and an art lesson. Drawn to explain shapes and form, this pair of pitchers includes an “ugly” and impractical design along side a more pleasing and useful design.

If you study the pair of pitchers, you should quickly see the design flaws in the pitcher drawing on the left. The base is too small, the handle is also small and the narrowness of neck of the pitcher makes the entire piece virtually unusable and very difficult to clean.

Rather than just include the “pretty” vase, I thought I would continue Professor Walker’s lesson as well as provide you with the option of using either of the pitcher drawings.

This is a number of drawings from William Walker (b. 1821) that he included in his Handbook of Drawing published in 1880.

Pair of Pitchers

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.