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To the right hon'able the Earl of Moira, this plate, taken on the spot in the County of Downe, representing spinning, reeling with the clock reel, and boiling the yarn; is most respectfully dedicated by ... Wm. Hincks.

To the right hon'able the Earl of Moira, this plate, taken on the spot in the County of Downe, representing spinning, reeling with the clock reel, and boiling the yarn; is most respectfully dedicated by ... Wm. Hincks.
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Accession Number: 0000.1116.6

Collection: Library - Images

Object: Print--engraving

Place Made: London

Date Made: 1783

Description:
This Plate, taken on the spot in the County of Downe, Representing Spinning, Reeling with the Clock Reel, and Boiling the Yarn. Plate VI. Wm. Hincks Del. et Sculp. Hand colored engraving, 1783. Image shows young woman at left and elderly woman in center right spinning flax yarn. Woman at right winds yarn on clock reel. Woman in background boils the yarn in a pot over the fire. Plate VI of a series of 12 engravings by William Hincks that illustrate the various stages of the preparation of linen in Ireland, from sowing the flax seed to the sale of the bleached cloth. Published by Hincks in London, Aug. 8, 1783. Hand coloring added at a later date. 49.5 x 42 cm. (OCLC)

Subject:
Engraving; Women; Linen industry; Yarn; Hand spinning; Spinning-wheel; Spinning

Related Materials:
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g11219$,http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a08148$, 

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