'Spinning' , Republic of Ireland, 1783.
3 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

'Spinning' , Republic of Ireland, 1783.

Hincks, William

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Stipple engraving by William Hincks showing an idealised picture of rural life produced for the Earl of Moira. Three women spinning and winding thread in a cottage, while a fourth tends the children and cooks. Two of the women sit at traditional wooden spinning wheels while the third uses a winding wheel. The cooking is being done in a large cast iron pot over an open fire.



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