C1822
 (1820)

Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn

This print is a witty play on the comic inconqruity between the dignity, grandeur and mythic dimensions of the role, costumes and symbols of classical culture and the earthy, vexed and common nature of the real lives of the players … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn

Date:

C1822
 (1820)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

540mm 
x 425mm

Paper Size: 

645mm 
x 495mm
AUTHENTICITY
Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn - Antique Print from 1822

Genuine antique
dated:

1820

Description:

This print is a witty play on the comic inconqruity between the dignity, grandeur and mythic dimensions of the role, costumes and symbols of classical culture and the earthy, vexed and common nature of the real lives of the players who are now the guardians and transmitters of this past.

William Hogarth (1697 - 1794)

Hogarth was born in London, the son of an unsuccessful schoolmaster and writer from Westmoreland. After apprenticeship to a goldsmith, he began to produce his own engraved designs from 1710. He later took up oil painting, starting with small portrait groups called conversation pieces. He went on to create a series of paintings satirising contemporary customs, but based on earlier Italian prints, of which the first was ‘The Harlot’s Progress’ (1731), and perhaps the most famous ‘The Rake’s Progress’. His engravings were so plagiarised that he lobbied for the Copyright Act of 1735 as protection for writers and artists.

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