[Milking a cow]

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

Ink wash drawing of a man [?] milking a cow into a wooden pail. He is seated out of doors on a stool. The animal, with conspicuous horns, has its forelegs tied together. It is coloured with a red pigment. To the right is a tall wooden pail or churn.

Image Details

Genre Genre painting
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Agriculture, Manners and customs, Rural life
Keywords(s) Farming, Livestock, Men, Peasants, People
Colour Handcoloured
Dimensions 8 cm x 6.2 cm
Published / created 1681

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Observations in a Voyage through the Kingdom of Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy p. 269
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

In Milking of Kine when milk doth not come down freely, they are observ’d in the North of Ireland and & else where, either to thrust in a stiff rope or straw of above a foot & half into the Cows bearing place, or else with their mouthes to blow in as much wind as they can, with which doing they many times come off with a shitten nose. [p. 266]