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Hogarth Actresses Barn



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


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Introducing the captivating Hogarth Actresses Barn Framed Print from Media Storehouse, in partnership with Mary Evans Picture Library. This exquisite print showcases a captivating scene from the iconic work by English painter and engraver, William Hogarth. The image depicts a group of strolling actresses in the midst of dressing in a barn, cleverly using a legal loophole that allowed them to perform outside London without a license. This captivating scene is a testament to the ingenuity and resilience of these thespians, and a fascinating glimpse into the history of theatrical traditions. Bring this intriguing piece of history into your home or office with our high-quality framed print, expertly crafted to preserve the intricate details of Hogarth's masterful artwork. Add a touch of history and character to your space with the Hogarth Actresses Barn Framed Print from Media Storehouse.

Premium Paradise Wooden Range A1 Premium Poster Frame (86x62cm) with A2 Poster (59x42cm) and mounted behind a white matt board to make your photo really stand out. FSC Certified and Rainforest Alliance Certified for environmental, social, and economic sustainably. High transparency tempered glass window with a smooth finished frame. Great for filling empty walls, decorating blank spaces, or creating eye-catching gallery walls. Frames arrive ready to hang. Sent with secure, protective packaging. Smooth wooden veneer mimics the real wood look and feel with ultra-durable scratch resistance tempered glass.

Ready to Hang Contemporary Framed and Mounted Prints. To ensure the paper is held securely the visible picture may be marginally smaller than quoted.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 58.8cm x 58.8cm (23.1" x 23.1")

Estimated Product Size is 86.6cm x 62cm (34.1" x 24.4")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) 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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