- Plate I: View taken near Scarva in the County of Downe, representing Ploughing, Sowing the Flax Seed and Harrowing
- Stipple engraving with etching, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
- Sheet: 14 3/16 x 17 1/2 inches (36 x 44.4 cm), Plate: 13 11/16 x 16 9/16 inches (34.7 x 42 cm), and Image: 11 9/16 x 15 13/16 inches (29.3 x 40.2 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "WIlliam HINCKS"
Lettered, lower left: "Plate I | 1. Plowing. | 2. Sowing the Flax Seed. | 3. Harrowing."; lower center: "To His EXCELLENCY the LORD LIEUTENANT GENERAL and GENERAL GOVERNOR of IRELAND; | His Royal Highness PRINCE EDWARD; His Grace the DUKE of LEINSTER; the EARLS of CLANRICARDE, WESTMEATH, INCHIQUIN, DROGHEDA, TYRONE, SHANNON, CLANBRASSIL, | MORNINGTON, COURTOWN, CHARLEMONT, BECTIVE, and ELY, KNIGHTS of the MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER of S.T PATRICK. | This VIEW taken near Saroa in the County of Downe, representing Ploughing, Sowing the Flax Seed, and Harrowing; | Is Dedicated by their most obedient and respectful humble servant, Wm Hincks | London, Published as the Act directs by R. Pollard, Spafields June 20, 1791."; lower right: "Wm Hincks delin et Sculpt"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- bonnets | carriages | children | country house | eating | farmers | farming | fields | food | gardening | genre subject | grass | hills | home | horses (animals) | houses | hut | labor | landscape | men | oxen | peasants | ploughing | plow (agricultural equipment) | plowing | seeds | sitting | smoke | women | working
- Associated Places:
- County Down | Europe | Northern Ireland | Scarva | United Kingdom
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William Hincks, 1752–1797, Plate I: View taken near Scarva in the County of Downe, representing Ploughing, Sowing the Flax Seed and Harrowing, 1791
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