Hi Permies, I am an artist who has a non professional interest in depictions of simple human technologies depicted in art. I will post a few things I find here, unless I am re-directed to another section. (I am aware of copyright issues and all the images a posted under fair use).
Eastman Johnson (American, 1824-1906)
The New Bonnet
posted 3 years ago
I should add that when I look at these paintings I am more looking at the objects/construction. One thing that you can usually count on when artists paint in a realist style is that they are good observers. They may not know how to construct a door hinge, or oven but the depiction is usually quite faithful.
posted 2 years ago
Lower left of this work has some wool work and tools.