Taking the flax out of the bog, Republic of Ireland, 1783.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Taking the flax out of the bog, Republic of Ireland, 1783.

Hincks, William

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Stipple engraving by William Hincks showing an idealised rural scene. The man in the foreground is forking flax out of a bog onto a small horse-drawn dray with wooden wheels. In the background men and women workers break up and dry the flax which was used to make linen.
 

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10418415
 

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