Knitting Landscape

knitting-landscapeI suspect a great many of us crafting enthusiasts are on the hunt for drawings, paintings and pop culture references to those artistic endeavors we enjoy. In a 1905 book on Normandy, the artist include this wonderful knitting landscape. In the foreground we have a middle-aged lady working on her knitting.  In the background, we have the waters of the English channel and the village of Normandy.

The entire scene looks like something out of a European fairy tale.

The work was by Nico Jungman (1872-1935). Jungman was born in Amsterdam but immigrated to England and became a British citizen. He learned his craft while still living in Holland and often returned to his homeland to paint.

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.