Cloth Dresser

Made:
1813 in London
publisher:
Robinson and Son
engraver:
Robert and Daniel Havell
artist:
George Walker

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Print. [Cloth Dresser] / G. Walker Del.; Engraved by R. and D. Havell. - Published by Robinson & Son, Leeds, Sept. 1. 1813. - [Reissue?]. - Aquatint, handcol.; image 19.7x30.2cm, platemark 28.7x37.7cm on sheet 32x42cm. Plate from George Walker's 'The Costumes of England', published 1814. - The worker is cropping or trimming woollen cloth with shears after combing it with teasels to raise the nap. Damp cloth is laid on a shear board, and pressure increased by placing heart-shaped weights on the flat surface.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1994-1171
Materials:
aquatint and paper
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Grosvenor Prints

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