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    Sale 7435

    British Works on Paper

    21 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    Peter De Wint, O.W.S. (1784-1849)

    Men working on the Lincolnshire heathland

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Peter De Wint, O.W.S. (1784-1849)
    Men working on the Lincolnshire heathland
    pencil and watercolour
    9 x 13¼ in. (23.9 x 33.7 cm.)


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    In the foreground men are digging sand to spread, along with bones and ashes, on the clay soil of the heathland to improve the drainage and increase fertility, this improvement of the soil was part of the changes taking place during the Agricultural Revolution and 'Turnip Townshend's' system of crop rotation.

    We are grateful to John Ellis for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.

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    Provenance

    with J. Palser & Sons, London.