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A Yarn Barton

Photo credit: Bridport Town Council

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This section of a mural represents a yarn barton with its poles, support and snow-white burden. Three men are shown handling the yarn on the poles, a fourth is washing in the bleaching pool, while a fifth loads the wet yarn onto a barrow preparatory to wheeling it to be dried. The background is composed of the mill, built and formerly owned by Mr Stephen Whetham, a distinguished merchant and townsman and father of Mr Austen Whetham, a Town Clerk. In the background is Providence Cottage and on the left the tower of the parish church of St Mary’s breaks the line of the strung-out yarns.

Bridport Town Hall

Bridport


Date

1924–1925

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 90 x W 179 cm (E)

Accession number

PCF11

Acquisition method

presented by the artist, 1924–1925

Work type

Painting


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Normally on display at

Bridport Town Hall

East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3HA England

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