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William Sharp
British (1749 - 1824) Primary

Italian (1581 - 1641) Secondary

St. Cecelia

Engraving on wove paper

19 in. x 14 3/4 in. (48.26 cm x 37.47 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2005.3.90
Geography: Europe, England
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Engravings
Collection: Harrington-Bishop Collection

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  • British - Refers to the culture of the modern nation of the United Kingdom. It also refers to the cultures of historical nations that had Great Britain as the central ruling power. For the culture of the ancient Britons, who were those tribes that spoke the Celtic (Brythonic) language, use "Ancient British."
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  • engravings - Prints on paper incorporating impressions of a reverse design created on a printing plate, usually copper, into which the design has been incised (engraved) using burins or gravers. Historically, "engravings" has sometimes been incorrectly used to refer to all prints, regardless of the specific technique. For prints made from designs engraved on a flat wooden block, use "wood cuts"; for prints made from a plate that is etched rather than engraved, use "etchings."
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  • Composition Dimensions: 19 x 14 3/4 in. (48.26 x 37.465 cm)

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