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Brick making, 1824.

Alken, Henry Thomas

Brick making, 1824.
2 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm


Coloured etching by and after Henry Alken. Published by Thomas Mclean of Haymarket, London. A family group is shown making bricks, which are shaped by putting clay in moulds. The bricks are then baked in a kiln. A horse is seen in the background, powering a stirring mechanism, which mixes the clay.

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