Cotton carder, India, 1774-1781.

Poison

 
Cotton carder, India, 1774-1781.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Description

Engraving by Poison after a painting by Pierre Sonnerat (1748-1814), showing a man carding raw cotton, (using a card or comb to clean or disentangle the fibres prior to weaving). Illustration from Sonnerat's 'Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781' ('Voyage to the East Indies and China, made by order of the king, from 1774 to 1781'), published in 1782.

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