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Frederick Henry Evans
British (1853 - 1943) Primary



Two Portraits of Aubrey Beardsley

1894
Photogravure
State: 10/20

Mat
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.96 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.4.94.a-b
Geography: Europe, England
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Photomechanical Prints
Culture/Nationality: British
Collection: Seymour Adelman Collection

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  • Aesthetic Movement - Refers to a British and American movement influencing fine and decorative art and architecture in the 1870s and 1880s. Following the philosophy of "art for art's sake", the Aesthetic Movement stressed beauty and the autonomous value of art over didactic purpose, narrative content, or significant subject matter.
  • artists - People who produce work in the visual arts. For those in the performing arts, see "performing artists."
  • authors - Persons responsible for the intellectual content of books or other writings, namely those who write or otherwise compose books, articles, poems, plays, or other works which involve literary composition. The works are often, but not always, intended for publication.
  • illustrators - Artists who specialize in creating drawings, prints, or other pictures intended to elucidate a description, story, or other written material, usually in a book or periodical.
  • photogravure - An intaglio photomechanical process of reproducing an image or design, a combination of photography and etching. A metal printing plate is prepared using a bichromate process, leaving a gelatin resist of varying thickness. The plate is etched to form cells of varying depth able to hold different amounts of ink. Crucially, the gelatine in the photographic negative of the image acts as the acid resist when the image comes to be etched. Hand photogravure was very popular in the later 19th century, involves the photographic transfer of the image to a copper plate, prepared with aquatint to give it tone, into which the design is etched. The plate is hand-inked and printed as an ordinary intaglio plate. Machine photogravure, very much more common and commercial, uses a cross-line screen instead of aquatint to provide the tone, and a cylinder is employed rather than a plate. Very fast printing in large editions, for example of magazines, is possible with this technique. If done with an aquatint grain, prefer "photoaquatint."
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness, usually including the face of the person. For representations intended to be anonymous, or of fictional or mythological characters, see "figures (representations)."

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  • Mat Dimensions: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.96 cm)

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