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Water Wheel Gallery

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Choose from 54 pictures in our Water Wheel collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Old Mill, Sages Ravine, 1874. Creator: John J. Harley Featured Print

Old Mill, Sages Ravine, 1874. Creator: John J. Harley

Old Mill, Sage's Ravine, 1874. Water mill on the Sages Ravine Brook, near Salisbury, Connecticut, USA. At the mouth of this noble ravine there are a fine old mill, and a picturesque bridge spanning the torrent which comes dashing and foaming down the wild cleft. The suggestion of trout-treasures in the pools and eddies of this noisy brook, which the artist has put in his picture, is by no means gratuitous. That eager-eyed fisherman is sure of his game, unless his looks belie him; and, if he were a mile above the mill, with his rod and line he might still fill his creel with the speckled beauties, and be happy'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. II, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874]

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Painting from the Wardian tomb, Alexandria, Egypt, Roman period, probably 2nd century Featured Print

Painting from the Wardian tomb, Alexandria, Egypt, Roman period, probably 2nd century

Painting from the Wardian tomb, Alexandria, Egypt, Roman period, probably 2nd century. Painting on plaster depicting a saqia (sakkiyeh) or water wheel driven by two oxen. Reputedly developed by scientists at the famous Library of Alexandria, the device utilised gears to convert the circular motion of the animals into rotation of the vertically positioned water wheel. From the Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria

© Werner Forman Archive/ Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria, Egyp / Heritage-Images

Inclined planes for use on canals, 1796 Featured Print

Inclined planes for use on canals, 1796

Inclined planes for use on canals, 1796. Top: double inclined plane. Middle: upper works of a single inclined plane. Bottom: upper works of a medium inclined plane powered by a water wheel. The inclined plane could be used to transfer vessels, in this case tub boats, often of iron, from one level of a canal to another without the expense of a flight of locks which could make the building of a canal uneconomic. Plate based on engravings in A Treatise on the Improvement of Canal Navigation by Robert Fulton. (London, 1796)

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