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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7 Responses to The Caravan in Art

  1. Cathy says:

    Love these, woke up to this and a nice hot cup of coffee!

  2. phil mahaffey says:

    I love it! Keep up the good work. I’m here everyday

  3. Keith says:

    You’re a wonderful source of some great material Paleotool. I thankyou…

  4. Mary Livingston says:

    Awesome!!! Love your site

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