Occupation title source   Turfdrager
Occupation title (english) Peat-porter
Hiscode 97125
Description of Image At the edge of a canal, a woman is selling peat from a large wooden barrel. In the background, a boy in a boat pulled up to the canal's edge passes pieces of peat/turf to the woman. Behind the boy, gabled roofs of city buildings can be seen. In the foreground, a man walks away from the woman. He carries a large, heavy basket of peat on his sturdy back and shoulders. Peat was a major fuel source for both industries and domestic use in the Netherlands during the 17th century. Peat was removed from riverbanks when canals were dug linking one town with another. As watery swamps and bogs were d...
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Gender Male/Female
Title of the image Hael turf
Translation (English) Hauling Peat
Language source Dutch
Country source The Netherlands
Artist's name Lenaert Bramer
Artist's years and locations 1596-1674
Date of creation 1659 (circa)
Medium Drawing
Collection name Straatwerken
Provenance Prentenkabinet, Leiden
Collection address University of Leiden
Product 1
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