A view of the black-lead mine in Cumberland

A view of the black-lead mine in Cumberland

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A view of the black-lead mine in Cumberland
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Print. A View of the Black-lead Mine in Cumberland. / P.J. de Loutherbourg R.A. pinxt. ; M. Cath. Prestel Sculpt. - 1787. [Published 1788 by Torre, London, and Artaria, Vienna]. - Aquatint, sepia; image 46.5x64cm on sheet cut to 52x68.5cm (platemark at sides). - Signed in plate image br, M Cath Prestel 1787. - Formerly in an album, sewing holes present along lh. edge; condition fragile, floodstained at corners, on acidic card, but image itself is sound. - Scene of miners at their break, possibly a family group; includes young woman raking trug of graphite pellets; spades and baskets; horses and carts; stages of mining from extraction from pit to washing of ore. - After the oil by Loutherbourg, Labourers near a lead mine, exhibited Royal Academy London 1783 (cat.200)


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aquatint and paper
overall: 520 x 685 mm
print, aquatint and mining
Dickinson, H.W.