The Fool Plough

Made:
1813 in Leeds
publisher:
George Walker
maker:
Robert and Daniel Havell, Robert and Daniel
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The Fool Plough
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Print. [The Fool Plough] / G. Walker Del.; Engraved by R. & D. Havell. - Publish'd by Robinson & Son, Leeds, Oct.1, 1813. - Aquatint, hand-col.; image 20x29.6cm, sheet 25 x 35.2cm. - Plate 11 from: The Costume of Yorkshire, 1814. - Plough stots is performed on Plough Monday, in January at the start of the agricultural year. The ploughmen dress in character and go through their village dragging the plough and acting the fool, a custom still practiced in Goathland, North Yorkshire (2000).

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1992-169
Materials:
aquatint and paper
Measurements:
overall: 250 x 352 mm
type:
print
credit:
Grosvenor Prints