What might catch your eye at the marketplace?  A load of grapes being taken from or hoisted onto a harvester’s back?  A pickpocket?  Someone’s grocery basket despite the snowstorm?  The shopper over there?  That child with fruit in her hand?


Louise Moillon (1610-1696). Scène de marché avec une vendangeuse apportant son raisin. First half of the 17th century. Image via Wikimedia Commons → https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Louise_Moillon_-_At_the_Market_Stall_-_WGA16074.jpg . See also Artnet → https://www.artnet.com/artists/louise-moillon/sc%C3%A8ne-de-march%C3%A9-avec-une-vendangeuse-apportant-AI0nTAzm5lX_fcUeiPUBtA2




Louise Moillon (1610-1696). Marchande, bourgeoise et voleur. 17th century. Image via WikiArt → https://www.wikiart.org/en/louise-moillon/market-scene-with-a-pick-pocket




Camille Pissaro (1830-1903). Chestnut Vendor, St. Martin’s Market, Pontoise (La Marchande de marrons). 1881. The Metropolitan Museum of Art → https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/358713




“A sketch in the old French market” (New Orleans, Louisiana). America Revisited: From the Bay of New York to the Gulf of Mexico, and from Lake Michigan to the Pacific, Vol. I, 2nd edition (1882) by George Augustus Sala (1828-1895). Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, The New York Public Library. The New York Public Library Digital Collections → https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-b7ba-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99







Irene Weir (1863-1944). Chinon, France: Women in Market Stalls. Circa 1923. Yale University Art Gallery → https://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/17079




Gordon Parks (1912-2006). Shopper, Paris. 1950. The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. → https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.171007.html




Gordon Parks (1912-2006). Market Day, Rue Mouffetard, on the Left Bank, Paris. 1951. The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. → https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.171938.html