Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Close
Plaiting Straw near St Albans

Photo credit: Luton Culture

How you can use this image

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.

Notes

Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

The title of the painting is a bit misleading. The young woman and child are actually making Brazilian hats, which was a specialised trade in and around St Albans, Hertfordshire, in the 1800s. Brazilian hats are made from imported palm leaves and rather than being plaited, the strips are woven into a basic hat shape.

Wardown Park Museum, Luton Culture

Luton


Date

1854

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 75 x W 60 cm

Accession number

345.33

Acquisition method

gift from the Friends of Luton Museum, 1933

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Signed "D. Pasmore, 1854" ALSO Label on back of frame: "Cottage Door in Bedfordshire - Straw Plaiters by David Passmore - B.B. Mason" (also letter posted on back, to a Mr. Silas from John S. Kotching…see accessions catalogue for full details)


Tags

This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

Normally on display at

Wardown Park Museum, Luton Culture

Old Bedford Road, Luton, Bedfordshire LU2 7HA England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue