The village blacksmith, Mena
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|Title||The village blacksmith, Mena|
|Maker||Benson, George (Artist)|
|Date made||12 January 1915|
|Medium||pencil on paper|
|Measurement||backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 17.8 x 24.8 cm|
Depicts two men seated under a canopy-like tent structure, sections being made from bags torn in half. The man on the left of the image has a small anvil in front of him. To the right of the image is a standing donkey, facing away from the scene. A plume of smoke rises up through a hole in the blacksmith's tent. The artist's inscriptions indicate the tent erected behind the blacksmith is made of hessian, and that the ground surface in the foreground is of white stone.