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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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Media ID 604745

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


10"x8" (25x20cm) Table Top Metal Print

Bring the captivating world of 18th-century theatre to your home with our Media Storehouse Metal Prints featuring the iconic image "Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn" by Mary Evans Picture Library from Mary Evans Prints Online. This evocative scene, captured by the masterful hand of artist William Hogarth, tells the story of actresses defying the law by performing outside London without a license. Our high-quality Metal Prints showcase the intricate details and rich colors of this historical artwork, transforming it into a stunning and conversation-starting piece of wall art. Each print is meticulously printed on a lightweight aluminum sheet using a dye-sublimation process, ensuring vibrant colors and a sleek, modern look that complements any decor. Experience the magic of the stage in your own home with this beautiful and unique addition to your collection.

Table Top Metal Prints feature rounded corners and an easel back for easy display. Available in two sizes, 18x13cm (7x5) or 25x20cm (10x8). Lightweight and vibrant, they are perfect for displaying artwork and are guaranteed to add style to any desk or table top. The unique material is fade, moisture, chemical and scratch resistant to help ensure this art lasts a lifetime.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, metal prints bring images to life and add a modern touch to any space

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 20.3cm (10" x 8")

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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