[Woman Churning Butter.]No. 14 [crossed and numbered '13' in pencil].
Hand-coloured aquatint, sheet 355 x 260mm. 14 x 10¼". Some foxing and faint trace of offsetting from a text leaf.
A woman turning a wooden handle to churn butter in a barrel; another woman milks a cow in background. From 'The Costume of Great Britain', a book containing 60 plates of people at work and scenes of everyday life. William Henry Pyne (1769-1843), the son of a London weaver who became an artist and writer, was commissioned to write and illustrate the book by the publisher, William Miller of Albermarle Street, London. The illustrations are particularly notable as they portray British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430, 13.
[Ref: 23274] £120.00