(active ) Primary
Garden of Love18th century
8 3/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (21.2 cm x 16.2 cm)
Gift of Abby A. K. Turner Van Pelt Griscom, Class of 1952, Katherine Drexel Van Pelt Beaver, and Charles B. P. Van Pelt
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: VP.237
Geography: Europe, France
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Engravings
Collection: Drexel–Van Pelt Collection
This object has the following keywords:
- 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."
- figures - Representations of humans, animals, or mythical beasts, in any medium.
- French - Refers to the culture of the modern nation of France, or in general to cultures that have occupied the area of the modern nation in western Europe.
- genre pictures - Pictorial representations, which may be in various media, having as subject matter scenes or events from everyday life, familiar objects, or ordinary custom or incident that do not belong to any other class of painting such as history, portrait, animal, landscape, marine, fruit and flower, or still life, but which may incidentally exhibit elements of any of those.
- kites - Light frames, usually wood, covered with a thin material to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string; known from at least the 3rd century BCE in China.
- swings - Any of various objects consisting usually of a seat or seats suspended from above, by ropes, chains, or poles, so as to swing freely, and designed for recreation, as those found in playgrounds.
- windmills - Buildings or devices with sails or vanes that turn in the wind and generate power. The devices operate by means of a rotating shaft on which sails are mounted or placed at an angle so that the force of wind against them causes rotation, which in turn produced energy. Windmills were historically used chiefly in flat districts for operating a mill to grind grain or pump water; the older and most characteristic European form consists of a conical mill-house with a dome or cap supporting four sails. Modern devices tap the wind to produce electricity by using a disk of sails mounted on a framework.
- Plate Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (21.2 x 16.2 cm)
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