The Caravan in Art

I have set up this page to organize and share some of the large number of wagon, caravan, and traveller related art amassed  over years of searching on the web and scanning open source stuff.

Paul Friedrich Meyerheim, second half 19th century.
Paul Friedrich Meyerheim, second half 19th century.

Paul Friederich Meyerheim (1842-1914) documented lots of things but is probably best known for documenting animals, especially  in circuses, shows, and pulling carts.  Not exactly a caravan but still good stuff.

Alphonse Legros, 1874
Alphonse Legros, 1874

The Tinker, a beautiful image of a tinker plying his trade.

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A caravan party on the road in France.  Simple accommodations but inevitably being hassled by the gendarme.

Rackham Toads CaravanToad’s Waggon, from the Wind in the Willows; a wonderful book.

Hubbard, Big Top and Caravans
Hubbard, Big Top and Caravans, E. Heskith Hubbard.
Alfred James Munnings, 1878, Gypsy Camp with Horses...
Alfred James Munnings, 1878, Gypsy Camp with Horses…
Sir Alfred Munnings, 1919, Epsom Downs - City and Suburban Day 1919
Sir Alfred Munnings, 1919, Epsom Downs – City and Suburban Day 1919
Alfred Munnings, Gypsies in Hampshire
Alfred Munnings, Gypsies in Hampshire
Charlotte Gray and the Green Caravan
Charlotte Gray and the Green Caravan
Alfred Munnings, The Caravan
Alfred Munnings, The Caravan
Alfred James Munnings, An Ancient Rebel
Alfred James Munnings, An Ancient Rebel
Reading Romance
Reading Romance
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Gypsy Music School · Gypsy Music School. Janos Valentiny Hungarian artist (1842—1902)
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A Gypsy Fortune Telling; Adrien Moreau, French artist (1834–1906)

GypsycaravanSome scans found on the web are below.  I will reference when I find a source.

And below, a nifty little sheep wagon shown to me by an elderly gentleman in Monticello, Utah.

вардо vardo wagon waggon gypsy reading wagon ledge wagon bowtop traveller
nomad traveler paleotool Schäferwagen

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