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The Quarryman of Grisante'. The stone quarry workers (miners) are enjoying a meal of polenta and wine. The polenta has been cooked in a pot of water over the fire at the left. In the background men break down the blocks of stone. Polenta flour can be made from wheat, chestnuts or maize. Hand coloured lithograph from 'Italian Scenery, Manners and Customs' by Buon Airetti (London, 1806).

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The Quarryman of Grisante'.  The stone quarry workers (miners) are enjoying a meal of polenta and wine.  The polenta has been cooked in a pot of water over the fire at the left.  In the background men break down the blocks of stone.  Polenta flour can be made from wheat, chestnuts or maize.  Hand coloured lithograph from 'Italian Scenery, Manners and Customs' by Buon Airetti (London, 1806).