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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


Jigsaw Puzzle (500 Pieces)

Introducing the captivating Hogarth Actresses Barn jigsaw puzzle from Media Storehouse, brought to you in collaboration with Mary Evans Picture Library from Mary Evans Prints Online. This intriguing puzzle depicts a scene from the iconic 18th-century engraving by William Hogarth, titled "Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn." Delve into the rich history of the theatrical world as you piece together this captivating image of actresses using a loophole in the law to perform outside London without a license. With intricate details and vibrant colors, this puzzle is a must-have for history enthusiasts, puzzle collectors, and anyone looking for a challenging and engaging activity. Bring the intriguing world of 18th-century theater into your home and transport yourself back in time with the Hogarth Actresses Barn jigsaw puzzle from Media Storehouse.

500 piece puzzles are custom made in Australia and hand-finished on 100% recycled 1.6mm thick laminated puzzle boards. There is a level of repetition in jigsaw shapes with each matching piece away from its pair. The completed puzzle measures 40x51cm and is delivered packaged in an attractive presentation box specially designed to fit most mail slots with a unique magnetic lid

Jigsaw Puzzles are an ideal gift for any occasion

Estimated Product Size is 50.7cm x 40.3cm (20" x 15.9")

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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