'Harvest Home', c 1810-1820.

'Harvest Home', c 1810-1820.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Engraving showing men and women celebrating the harvest. People drink beer or cider from a barrel, and musicians play for the dancers who encircle a corn dolly, an ancient fertility symbol. The stout man with a pipe is posibly a farmer, or John Bull, the personification of England. In the background others feast by a haystack. Published by Darton and Hodge, Holborn Hill, London. Dimensions: 340 mm x 425 mm.

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