[HOLLAND.FRIESLAND 30225]’Guild’s bier of the building trade in Workum.'
’Guild’s bier of the building trade in Workum.’
This picture shows a detail of a scene which decorates the guild’s bier (‘gildebaar’ in Dutch) of the St. Joseph guild that is preserved in the St. Gertrudiskerk (Church of St. Gertrude) in Workum.
The bier, dating from 1791, was used by the St. Joseph guild for transporting members of its society to the grave. The people who belonged to this guild all had professions in the building trade and here we see a scene where several craftsmen are working on a house. In the centre there is a kneeling man cutting glass, while his colleague is inserting the panes into the window. The man on the ladder is painting the roof gutter, while one of his colleagues is chatting to a man who seems to be giving directions.
For an image of the entire bier, see photo 30219. Photo Mick Palarczyk.