Vignette from a lithographic plate showing a man and a woman gathering mulberry leaves. The scene is probably set in Italy. Taken from 'The Silk-Worm' in 'Graphic Illustrations of Animals - Showing Their Utility to Man' (1845), illustrated by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and R K Thomas. Printed by J Graf, C Graf, Day & Haghe. Published by Thomas Varty.
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