Plate XI. To the Right Hon.ble Lord Viscount Kingsborough, This Plate representing a Perspective View of a Lapping Room,with the Measuring, Crisping or Folding the Cloth in Lengths, Picking the Laps or Lengths, Tying in the Clips, acting by the mechanic power of the Laver to press the Cloth round & firm, and Sealing it preparatory to its going to the Linen Hall, Is most humbly Inscribed by his Lordships obedient humble Servant, W.m Hincks.
London, Publish'd as the Act directs by R. Pollard, Spafields June 20. 1791.
Very fine stipple. Plate 340 x 420mm. 13½ x 16½". Tear in edge of plate top right.
An interior view of a Lapping Room, with the linen being measured, rolled and bundled, ready for sale. From William Hincks' illustrations depicting the Irish linen Industry.
[Ref: 21095] £400.00