Occupations

'Occupation' paintings on High Street, Waterford
‘Occupation’ paintings on High Street, Waterford, © Amanda Wagstaff

On High Street in Waterford, there is a series of tiled windows on the side of an old brick building. The tile paintings are based on small paintings made by a local man in the 19th century. (I can’t find his name. I’ve tried googling every phrase I can think of. I believe his name was Roach? Roche???)

Anyway, he painted these small images of the people he was surrounded by in his neighborhood. I was told that the images are significant, because they give us a clue to the clothing people wore at that time, right before the industrial revolution and mass produced textiles became available locally.

I love them:

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