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Hogarth Actresses Barn

Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn Using a loophole in the law that defied actors to act outside London without a licence

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Media ID 604745

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1738 Actresses Aurora Barn Cupid Defied Diana Dressing Eagle Flora Hogarth Juno L Aw Licence Strolling Loophole


20"x16" (51x41cm) Canvas Print

Introducing the captivating Hogarth Actresses Barn Canvas Print from Media Storehouse, an exquisite addition to your home or office decor. This stunning artwork, sourced from the prestigious Mary Evans Picture Library through Mary Evans Prints Online, takes you back in time with a glimpse into the world of 18th-century theatre. The painting, titled "Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn," captures a moment of intrigue and defiance as actresses, led by the charismatic Bess, use a clever loophole in the law to rehearse outside London without a license. The riveting scene is brought to life by the masterful brushstrokes of the renowned artist, William Hogarth. With its rich, vibrant colors and intricate details, this canvas print is not just a piece of art but a window into the history of theatre and the spirit of rebellion. The high-quality canvas material adds depth and texture, ensuring that every detail is brought to life. Display this captivating artwork in your living room, study, or any space that could benefit from a touch of history and culture. Experience the allure of the past with the Hogarth Actresses Barn Canvas Print - a timeless masterpiece that is sure to inspire and enchant.

Delivered stretched and ready to hang our premium quality canvas prints are made from a polyester/cotton blend canvas and stretched over a 1.25" (32mm) kiln dried knot free wood stretcher bar. Packaged in a plastic bag and secured to a cardboard insert for safe transit.

Canvas Prints add colour, depth and texture to any space. Professionally Stretched Canvas over a hidden Wooden Box Frame and Ready to Hang

Estimated Product Size is 50.8cm x 40.6cm (20" x 16")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
Hogarth Actresses Barn - A Historical Tableau of Defiance and Artistry This evocative print by renowned English artist William Hogarth, entitled "Actresses Dressing in a Barn," transports us back to the early 18th century, a time when the theatrical world was subject to strict laws and regulations. In 1737, an Act was passed in England, forbidding actors to perform outside London without a license. This law, however, did not extend to the private rehearsals and preparations that took place off-stage. In this scene, we witness a group of actresses, huddled together in a barn, taking advantage of this legal loophole. The barn, adorned with lush greenery and an array of flowers, serves as their makeshift dressing room. The actresses, dressed in various stages of costume, engage in animated conversation, their faces reflecting a mix of excitement, concentration, and mischief. The presence of Cupid, the god of love, and his mother, Venus, or Juno, the goddess of marriage, adds an element of mythology and symbolism to the scene. Aurora, the goddess of the dawn, peeks in from the doorway, symbolizing the transient nature of the theatrical world and the fleeting moments of performance. An eagle, perched atop the barn, keeps a watchful eye over the scene, a reminder of the ever-present authorities that sought to regulate their activities. The intricate details of the print, from the textured fabric of the costumes to the individual expressions of the actresses, showcase Hogarth's mastery of the art of storytelling through visual means. This print, created in 1738, not only offers a glimpse into the world of strolling actors and their ingenious ways of circumventing the law but also serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of artistry and the human desire to create and perform, no matter the obstacles.

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