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Cloth Dresser

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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.

Additional Makers: George Walker (artist); Engraved by Robert and Daniel Havell

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Location

London, England

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