Kitchen Stoves In Art and Illustration


Witches don’t make use of stoves, of course, even when they have access to one. They use a cauldron.

Philippe Fix (born 1 May 1937) is a French illustrator and author of children’s books. This is for The Book of Giant Stories by David L. Harrison. 

Gordon Robinson’s Cinderella has access to a broomstick and cauldron, and looks like she’s about to stab you, the onlooker. In this version, Cinderella is really a witch. (I wish.)

Cinderella 1930s edition illustrated by Gordon Robinson
November, page 1 from A Time to Keep, The Tasha Tudor Book of Holidays, Macmillan, New York, 1977
November, page 1 from A Time to Keep, The Tasha Tudor Book of Holidays, Macmillan, New York, 1977
James Stokeld – When the boat comes in 1862
Charles Sheeler (1883–1965) Kitchen, Williamsburg, 1937
Adolf Heinrich Claus Hansen (Danish, 1859 – 1925). The shiny kettles really make this one. (Metallic surfaces in art and illustration.)
Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886–1968) Mon Interieur. Look closely and you’ll see the stove. This interior reminds me very much of the work of Anton Pieck.
Ketobashi Yamano Ibarinbo and Aya Daido 1980 back cover
Ketobashi Yamano Ibarinbo and Aya Daido 1980 back cover
Five Little Peppers And How They Grew 1955 Margaret Sidney back cover illustrated by Sari
Five Little Peppers And How They Grew 1955 Margaret Sidney back cover illustrated by Sari
The Ladies Home Journal Magazine June 1919 advertisement for Florence Oil Cook Stoves
The Ladies Home Journal Magazine June 1919 advertisement for Florence Oil Cook Stoves
Duane Bryers Hilda sick of ironing
Duane Bryers Hilda