Paul Sandby

Fulling Mill, Fife

Dating from the end of Sandby’s time with the Board of Ordnance, this drawing of an open-air fulling mill (used in the pounding and tightening of fabric, especially wool) is typical of the artist’s off-duty studies. It highlights Sandby’s keen interest in mechanical technology and in attempts to improve the use of the land.

c. 1750
Pen, ink, wash and watercolour

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