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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption: Carrying Turf

Caption:
Carrying Turf
Artist:
Walker, Francis S.
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Engraving
Author:
Mathew, Frank
Title of Publication:
Ireland: painted by Francis S. Walker, R.H.A.
Publisher:
??????Macmillan and Co.
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1905
Note on artwork:
From the text: "Two baskets of turf a day keep the fire going, and they are carried daily in many places from the bog to the house by some of the family—often the women. On one occasion, while resting on a hillside, exhausted by the ascent, I asked a girl with a basket if she did not feel tired with carrying such loads. She said she did not, and if I got into the basket she would carry me up — an invitation I declined."


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