Lime kilns and moor cottages (1812)

Prout, Samuel
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RepositoryLibraryShelf
Devon West Country Studies Portfolio 15
Devon North Devon Record Office SC3496
Illustration Reference
SC3496
Location
CD 52 DVD 8
Publication Details
Date
1812
Place
Publisher
Scope and Content
Holme, Charles (ed.) Old English country cottages. London, Paris and New York: Offices of the 'Studio', 1906. p. 154.If we would have again the varied details and homely beauty of the old cottage in Devonshire and elsewhere, there must grow up a living tradition, based on a knowledge of the original work, to replace our ideal of "cheapness." To make the cheap production of things the criterion by which they are to be judged means poor work, inefficient craftsmen, and the ultimate degradation of our surroundings. We must revive the old-fashioned belief in perfection of workmanship, use, and beauty. Then, and only then, will play the fountains of invention and beauty in every village and hamlet up and down the countryside.[Text may be taken from a different source or edition than that listed as the source by Somers Cocks.]
Format
4s.g.etch on 1 pl
Dimensions
230x390mm
Series
S38. PROUT, Samuel: PICTURESQUE DELINEATIONS IN THE COUNTIES OF DEVON AND CORNWALL, IMITATED FROM THE ORIGINAL STUDIES.
Note
On 1 sheet with SC3495, SC3497 & SC3498
Aspects
Exterior
Counties
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Dates
1812