Greatest American Painters

Percy Ives (1864 – 1928)

Posted by M.R.N. on August 2, 2012

Man Rowing Along A French River

Dock Scene During Industrial Revolution

Girl Seated With Oranges

Benjamin Comfort

Grover Cleveland

Russell Alexander Alger

The First Board Of Trustees Of The Detroit Museum Of Art

Young Woman Before A Crimson Drape

Portrait Of A Gentleman

Echo, Nude By The Edge Of A Reflecting Pool

Dutch Girl Carrying Water

Interior Scene With Gentleman Smoking

Woman In Woods


Walt Whitman

Treaty Of Saginaw


3 Responses to “Percy Ives (1864 – 1928)”

  1. vincenzo said

    Sure, people of those time (first two images) have had rather big clogs! They were perhaps done with a unique block of wood, without other added. To me seem so.

    • Bruce said

      Here is everything you ever wanted to know about clogs (pieced together from Wikipedia):

      Whole foot clogs make the complete shoe out of wood, such as the familiar Dutch klomp. They are also known as “wooden shoes”. Whole foot clogs can give sufficient protection to be used without additional reinforcements. Being wood, clogs cannot flex under the ball of the foot as softer shoes do. To allow the foot to roll forward most clogs have the bottom of the toe curved up, known as the cast.

      A klomp is a clog from the Netherlands. Klompen are whole feet clogs.

      Despite the fact that most Dutch no longer wear wooden shoes for everyday use, they remain popular among farmers, market gardeners and gardeners. The traditional all-wooden Dutch clogs have been officially accredited as safety shoes with the CE mark and can withstand almost any penetration including sharp objects and concentrated acids. They are actually safer than steelcapped protective shoes in some circumstances, as the wood cracks rather than dents in extreme accidents, allowing easy removal of the clog and not continued pressure on the toes by the (edge of) the steel nose. Some of the Dutch also consider wearing clogs as being healthy for the wearers’ feet.

      A sabot is a clog from France. Sabots are whole feet clogs.

      Sabots were in the 16th to 19th centuries, associated with the lower classes. During this period, the years of the Industrial Revolution, the word sabotage gained currency. Allegedly derived from sabot, sabotage described the actions of disgruntled workers who willfully damaged workplace machinery by throwing their sabots into the works. However, according to some accounts, sabot-clad workers were simply considered less productive than others who had switched to leather shoes, roughly equating the term “sabotage” with “inefficiency.”

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