For your enjoyment and edification: another 17th Century
painting that depicts a reflector oven. HUZZAH! This was
posted just today on Facebook by friend and fellow CP
alum (aka former Conner Prairie interpreter and thus,
an occasional 1836 “husband”…ahh, good times!),
the illustrious Terry Sargent.
The painting is attributed to Gillis Van Tibong (1625-1678).
I wanted to know more about the guy, so I googled his
name, but, alas, found nothing. I will keep looking, tho.
ARTIST UPDATE: I found two versions of the artist’s name,*
Gillis van Tilborch and van Tilborgh. Sometimes, both were
used in the same article. Not sure what’s up with that. He
was a prolific Flemish painter. Born in Brussels, he lived
most of his life there, although he did venture to England
to work on a commissioned family portrait. As to this work,
interestingly, its title is “A Barn Interior.” For more details,
check out this page from not-always-correct-Wikipedia or
here for additional paintings.
*Yep, I got it wrong above! dagnabit. Sorry ’bout that.
NOTE: To see the painting shown previously that depicted
a 17th Century reflector oven (“Number 1”), click here.