Dorset Country Pottery
By Jo Draper and Penny Copland-Griffiths £20.00
including postage and packing.
The caption to this image reads: 'Emily the Harvest Girl'
is the original caption to this watercolour by F. Richards, painted in
1885. She holds a Verwood costrel slung from a leather thong, and holds a
rake and a little bunch of wheat in the other hand. The realism of the
painting - her boots, poor clothes and tired look - puts the costrel in its
proper context. The cottages suggest Wiltshire. Her wooden rake (a
smallish one) is of the type known as a hay rake, but these were also used
for raking up corn and other jobs.
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