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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


Greetings Card (7"x5")

Introducing the enchanting collection of Hogarth-inspired greeting cards from Media Storehouse, brought to you in partnership with Mary Evans Picture Library from Mary Evans Prints Online. These elegant cards showcase the captivating artwork "Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn" by the renowned artist William Hogarth. Transport yourself back in time with this intriguing scene, which cleverly depicts actresses defying the law by performing outside London without a license. The intricate details of the artwork are brought to life in high-quality prints, making each card a unique and thoughtful expression of your sentiments. Perfect for birthday celebrations, anniversaries, or simply to brighten someone's day, these cards are a delightful tribute to the rich history of theatre and the arts. Impress your loved ones with a piece of history that can be shared and treasured. Experience the timeless charm of Hogarth's masterpiece and add a touch of history and elegance to your correspondence with Media Storehouse's Strolling Actresses greeting cards.

Folded Greeting Cards (12.5x17.5 cm) have a laminate finish and are supplied with an envelope. The front and inside can be personalised with text in a selection of fonts, layouts and colours.

Greetings Cards suitable for Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Thank You and much more

Estimated Product Size is 12.5cm x 17.5cm (4.9" x 6.9")

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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