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Knives or Scissors to Grind – Thomas Rowlandson

Posted by on November 5, 2012

Thomas Rowlandson ( 1756 – 1827 )  from the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Detail: dog, grinding wheel, knife sharpener, street seller, basket, cleaver, city

One Response to Knives or Scissors to Grind – Thomas Rowlandson

  1. Sandra

    I remember the knife man coming around the neighbourhood to sharpen knives when I was a child. Only his sharpening contraption was a lot smaller. And so were our knives!

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