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Farmer Collection

"The Farmer: A Timeless Portrait of Resilience and Connection" In the iconic painting "The Angelus, 1857-1859" by Jean Francois Millet

Background imageFarmer Collection: Horses pulling the plough

Horses pulling the plough
Two heavy horses, pull a farmers plough through a newly cut cornfield. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageFarmer Collection: In a Roman Osteria, 1866. Artist: Bloch, Carl (1834-1890)

In a Roman Osteria, 1866. Artist: Bloch, Carl (1834-1890)
In a Roman Osteria, 1866. Found in the collection of the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Background imageFarmer Collection: BRAZIL: COFFEE PRODUCTION. Spreading coffee beans for drying at a farm in Brazil

BRAZIL: COFFEE PRODUCTION. Spreading coffee beans for drying at a farm in Brazil. Photograph, c1940

Background imageFarmer Collection: The Angelus, 1857-1859, (1912). Artist: Jean Francois Millet

The Angelus, 1857-1859, (1912). Artist: Jean Francois Millet
The Angelus, 1857-1859, (1912). A colour print from Famous Paintings, with an introduction by Gilbert Chesterton, Cassell and Company, (London, New York, Toronto, 1912)

Background imageFarmer Collection: A pair of working Shire Horses & Farmer

A pair of working Shire Horses & Farmer
A pair of working Shire Horses, Farmer and Collie dog. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageFarmer Collection: Benjamin Lay, c. 1750-1758. Creator: William Williams

Benjamin Lay, c. 1750-1758. Creator: William Williams
Benjamin Lay, c. 1750-1758

Background imageFarmer Collection: MIGRANT MOTHER, 1936. Florence Thompson, a 32-year-old migrant worker and mother of seven

MIGRANT MOTHER, 1936. Florence Thompson, a 32-year-old migrant worker and mother of seven, with her children in a camp for migrant workers in Nipomo, California, 1936

Background imageFarmer Collection: Shire horse team during Ploughing Match

Shire horse team during Ploughing Match
A team of white Shire horses competing in a ploughing match. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageFarmer Collection: Shire Horses pull the plough

Shire Horses pull the plough
A team of two white shire horses pull a light plough across a field of recently cut corn. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageFarmer Collection: The Angelus, 1857-1859. Artist: Jean Francois Millet

The Angelus, 1857-1859. Artist: Jean Francois Millet
The Angelus, 1857-1859. A man and woman working in a potato field pause for prayer when they hear the bell rung in the church in the right background

Background imageFarmer Collection: Farmer and team of working horses plough a field

Farmer and team of working horses plough a field
A team of two heavy horses plough a field, watched by a large crow and a pet springer spaniel. Watercolour painting by Malcom Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageFarmer Collection: Shepherd wearing a smock with his dog and sheep, January 1925

Shepherd wearing a smock with his dog and sheep, January 1925 George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N873

Background imageFarmer Collection: Horse-drawn harvester

Horse-drawn harvester
Two shire horses pull a farmer sitting asride an basic harvesting machine. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageFarmer Collection: Dorset Hay Wain

Dorset Hay Wain
A farmer leading a horse-drawn hay cart (or hay wain) in a country lane in Dorset, England. Date: early 1940s

Background imageFarmer Collection: A team of working horses at work

A team of working horses at work in the fields ploughing. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageFarmer Collection: Hannah Hauxwell - English farmer

Hannah Hauxwell - English farmer
Hannah Hauxwell, 1926 ? 2018, was an English farmer who was the subject of several television documentaries. She first came to public attention after being covered in an ITV documentary

Background imageFarmer Collection: One of the Famly - a horse joins a family meal

One of the Famly - a horse joins a family meal
One of the Family by Frederick George Cotman (original in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool). Cotman painted this romantic scene of rustic domestic life at the Black Boy Inn at Hurley on Thames

Background imageFarmer Collection: Hewenden Viaduct, Yorkshire

Hewenden Viaduct, Yorkshire
Retired farmer Tom Ackroyd mends a dry stone wall on his farm in the Hewenden Valley, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. In the distance is the Hewenden Viaduct

Background imageFarmer Collection: HOME TO THANKSGIVING, 1867. Lithograph, 1867, by Currier & ives

HOME TO THANKSGIVING, 1867. Lithograph, 1867, by Currier & ives

Background imageFarmer Collection: Ploughing a field

Ploughing a field
A farmer operating a hand plough, pulled by a team of two white horses. Watercolour painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageFarmer Collection: Canada, the right land for the right man Poster

Canada, the right land for the right man Poster, showing a man farming and harvesting wheat, by Canadian National Railways

Background imageFarmer Collection: Shire horse pulling a hay wagon

Shire horse pulling a hay wagon
A heavy working horse pulls a high hay wagon along a country lane. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageFarmer Collection: An Old Farm, Guernsey, Channel Islands

An Old Farm, Guernsey, Channel Islands Date: 1934

Background imageFarmer Collection: Agricultural Machinery : Mr Chris Lambert, of Horsmonden, Kent, was a steam haulage contractor

Agricultural Machinery : Mr Chris Lambert, of Horsmonden, Kent, was a steam haulage contractor. A greater part of his work was steam ploughing - where two traction engines hauled a plough on a steel

Background imageFarmer Collection: Nursery congress at Phillip Ladds Nursery on Goldsel Road in Swanley, Kent. 1936

Nursery congress at Phillip Ladds Nursery on Goldsel Road in Swanley, Kent. 1936

Background imageFarmer Collection: Italy, Florence, Olive grove outside the walls of Anagni, 1927

Italy, Florence, Olive grove outside the walls of Anagni, 1927
Giovanni Colacicchi (1900-1992), Olive Grove Outside the Walls of Anagni, 1927

Background imageFarmer Collection: RIVERA: SCHOOLTEACHER. The Rural School Teacher

RIVERA: SCHOOLTEACHER. The Rural School Teacher. Mural by Diego Rivera (1886-1957) at the Ministry of Public Education, Mexico City

Background imageFarmer Collection: The portico in wrought iron on entrance door to Champagne Louis Roederer, Reims

The portico in wrought iron on entrance door to Champagne Louis Roederer, Reims, Champagne, Marne, Ardennes, France

Background imageFarmer Collection: MALAYA: PLANTATION, 1931. The Market of the Garden Tropics - Malayan Pineapples

MALAYA: PLANTATION, 1931. The Market of the Garden Tropics - Malayan Pineapples. British Empire Marketing Board Poster, 1931

Background imageFarmer Collection: BORNEO SAGO. British Empire Marketing Board poster, 1931

BORNEO SAGO. British Empire Marketing Board poster, 1931

Background imageFarmer Collection: Farmer at Byworth, October 1933

Farmer at Byworth, October 1933
Photograph by George Garland Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N8012

Background imageFarmer Collection: Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake

Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake
A farmer and his heavy horse take a break from working to gather hay on a field. They stop to talk to another farmer and a young lady in white dress

Background imageFarmer Collection: Farming - wheat harvest & combine harvester

Farming - wheat harvest & combine harvester
CAN-2090 FARMING - wheat harvest and combine harvester Spain John Cancalosi Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageFarmer Collection: Royal Line poster

Royal Line poster
Poster promoting Royal Line Northern Canadian railway system and Atlantic steamship service, showing a ship crossing the Atlantic on the way to Canada from Bristol

Background imageFarmer Collection: The Effects of Good Government in the Countryside, (detail), 1338-1340. Artist: Ambrogio Lorenzetti

The Effects of Good Government in the Countryside, (detail), 1338-1340. Artist: Ambrogio Lorenzetti
The Effects of Good Government in the Countryside, (detail), 1338-1340. Ambrogio Lorenzetti frescoed the side walls of the Council Room (Sala dei Nove) of the City Hall (Palazzo Pubblico) of Siena

Background imageFarmer Collection: Tractor stopping to allow hay bale making machine to release bale of hay - September

Tractor stopping to allow hay bale making machine to release bale of hay - September - Staffordshire - England
GUY-250 Tractor stopping to allow hay bale making machine to release bale of hay - September Staffordshire - England - UK Guy Rogers Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageFarmer Collection: A Lakeland Dalesman, Cumbria

A Lakeland Dalesman, Cumbria
A Lakeland Dalesman bringing home a sickly ewe, Cumbria Date: 1936

Background imageFarmer Collection: WORKERS & FARMERS POSTER. From Workers to Farmers... Thanks! Poster, 1944

WORKERS & FARMERS POSTER. From Workers to Farmers... Thanks! Poster, 1944, by Ben Shahn for the Congress of Industrial Organizations to encourage united political action by labor

Background imageFarmer Collection: Local Character, 1931

Local Character, 1931
Photograph by George Garland Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N4758

Background imageFarmer Collection: Feudal lord instructing peasant workers

Feudal lord instructing peasant workers
Peasants receiving their lords orders before going to work, 1400s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a manuscript miniature illustration

Background imageFarmer Collection: A shepherd resting

A shepherd resting
An elderly shepherd rests on a small hillock with his collie dog as his sheep graze contentedly. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageFarmer Collection: The Five ALLs - John Kay

The Five ALLs - John Kay
Satirical cartoon by Scottish caricaturist John Kay (1742-1826) entitled The Five All s, depicting five characters and their interpretations of their reltion to All

Background imageFarmer Collection: Captain Charles Upham

Captain Charles Upham
Portrait of double VC winner, Captain Charles Upham (). Born in New Zealand, Upham was a sheep farmer who distinguished himself during World War Two on two occasions

Background imageFarmer Collection: The Beech Hedge, Meikleour near Blairgowrie

The Beech Hedge, Meikleour near Blairgowrie. Planted in 1745, the hedge stands some 37 metres tall at its highest point and runs for almost 180 metres in length

Background imageFarmer Collection: Map of ancient Abruzzo, by Giovan Battista Pacichelli, engraving, 1702

Map of ancient Abruzzo, by Giovan Battista Pacichelli, engraving, 1702
Cartography, Italy, 18th century. Ancient Abruzzo. From The Kingdom of Naples in perspective by Giovan Battista Pacichelli, 1702. Engraving

Background imageFarmer Collection: Southdown Sheep Fair September 1949, Sussex

Southdown Sheep Fair September 1949, Sussex George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N12299

Background imageFarmer Collection: AUTUMN SCENE, 1866. Autumn in New England--Cider Making. Lithograph, 1866, by Currier & Ives

AUTUMN SCENE, 1866. Autumn in New England--Cider Making. Lithograph, 1866, by Currier & Ives

Background imageFarmer Collection: Four-horse Ploughing team at work - South Downs, East Sussex

Four-horse Ploughing team at work - South Downs, East Sussex
Sons of the soil - A four-horse Ploughing team at work in on the South Downs - East Sussex. Date: circa 1920s



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"The Farmer: A Timeless Portrait of Resilience and Connection" In the iconic painting "The Angelus, 1857-1859" by Jean Francois Millet, we catch a glimpse into the world of a farmer. With bowed heads and clasped hands, they pause amidst their toil to pay homage to their faith. This powerful image reminds us of the deep-rooted spirituality that often accompanies the laborious life of those who work the land. Centuries earlier, Benjamin Lay embodied the spirit of an unconventional farmer. In William Williams' creation from c. 1750-1758, Lay stands tall as an abolitionist and advocate for justice while tending his crops. His unwavering commitment to equality serves as a reminder that farming is not solely about cultivating fields but also nurturing societal progress. From horses pulling ploughs in unison to Shire horse teams competing in Ploughing Matches, these majestic creatures have long been indispensable companions on farms worldwide. Their strength and grace symbolize both tradition and innovation within agriculture. Captured in countless photographs throughout history, working Shire Horses alongside farmers exemplify teamwork at its finest. Whether it's a pair diligently pulling a plough or joining together for family meals like "One of the Family, " these loyal animals forge bonds with those who rely on them daily. Hannah Hauxwell's story epitomizes resilience in English farming. Her determination against all odds showcases how farmers weather storms – both literal and metaphorical – with unwavering tenacity. As technology advanced over time, horse-drawn harvesters revolutionized farming practices while honoring tradition simultaneously. These machines harnessed horsepower efficiently while preserving the connection between man and beast. Amidst ever-changing landscapes, one constant remains: The farmer's dedication never wavers despite challenges faced along their journey. They embody hard work, adaptability, and stewardship of our earth's resources.