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The Plough

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1882,0311.1192

  • Title (object)

    • The Plough
  • Description

    A farmer carrying a fork over his left shoulder, approaching with a little barrel hanging from straps in his other hand, into the foreground where a plough is lying on the grass, in the background, another man directs a plough drawn by a team of four oxen whipped on by a third farmer, in the distance a town on a low hill. 1801
    Hand-coloured etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1801
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 600 millimetres
    • Width: 402 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with a quotation from Thomson's 'The Seasons: Spring', "Ye Gen'rous Britons Venerate the Plough", a dedication to Lord Carrington the president, and the vice-president and board, of agriculture, and "Designed, Drawn & Engraved by V. Green, Engraver to His Majesty / Published and Sold by V. Green, No. 2 New Road, opposite Fitzroy Square, London, June 4th. 1801".
  • Curator's comments

    See also 'The Fleece', Whitman 324.

  • Bibliography

    • Whitman 1902 323 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1882

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1882,0311.1192

A farmer carrying a fork over his left shoulder, approaching with a little barrel hanging from straps in his other hand, into the foreground where a plough is lying on the grass, in the background, another man directs a plough drawn by a team of four oxen whipped on by a third farmer, in the distance a town on a low hill.  1801  Hand-coloured etching

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A farmer carrying a fork over his left shoulder, approaching with a little barrel hanging from straps in his other hand, into the foreground where a plough is lying on the grass, in the background, another man directs a plough drawn by a team of four oxen whipped on by a third farmer, in the distance a town on a low hill. 1801 Hand-coloured etching

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