British (1804 - 1867) Primary
Sheet with 12 Small ScenesEarly 19th century to mid 19th century
Plate printed oil colors
6.25 x 3.75 in. (15.875 x 9.525 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1962.224
Geography: Europe, England
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints
Collection: Harrington-Bishop Collection
This object has the following keywords:
British*, celebrations*, dance*, exhibition buildings*, hay*, hunting*, oil paint*, palaces*, plates*, printing*, rites of passage*, riverbanks*, still lifes*, weddings*
- 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."
- celebrations - Events demonstrating grateful or happy satisfaction or honor, marked by festivities, refraining from ordinary business, or other deviations from accustomed routine. For events serving specifically to call someone or something to remembrance, use "commemorations."
- dance - Discipline involving the study of dancing and movement, including performance.
- exhibition buildings - Buildings built or used exclusively or primarily for exhibitions, which are organized displays of works of art or other objects of human making. Exhibition buildings may be permanent facilities or temporary structures, as at a world's fair.
- hay - General term for material comprising grass that has been mown, cut, and cured; often used as fodder.
- hunting - The action or practice of chasing, and usually killing, game or other wild animals, for sustenance, profit, or sport.
- oil paint - A paint made by grinding pigments with a drying oil such as linseed oil. After 1940 alkyd binders were often added to oil paint to provide faster drying times.
- palaces - Official residences, frequently large and impressively appointed, of sovereigns or other high dignitaries; for other large stately dwellings but not official residences, use "mansions."
- plates - Illustrations that are printed separately from the text they accompany, often on different paper; may be bound in with the text, tipped in, loose in a pocket, or bound in a separate volume.
- printing - Various means of reproducing identical copies of graphic matter in a fixed form. Processes by which an image, pictorial or textual, is transferred, usually to paper or cloth, most often by means of a plate, block, stone, or screen. Use also for the making of photographic prints and, with computers, for the production of a paper copy of stored data. For the production of prints in a fine arts context, prefer "printmaking."
- rites of passage - Ritual ceremonies performed to facilitate or mark a person's change of status upon any of several important social and personal occasions, such as the onset of puberty.
- riverbanks - The land margins of rivers.
- still lifes - Images in which the focus is a depiction of inanimate objects, as distinguished from art in which such objects are subsidiary elements in a composition.The term is generally applied to depictions of fruit, flowers, meat or dead game, vessels, eating utensils, and other objects, including skulls, candles, and hourglasses, typically arranged on a table. Such images were known since the time of ancient Greece and Rome; however, the subject was exploited by some 16th-century Italian painters, and was highly developed in 17th-century Dutch painting, where the qualities of form, color, texture, and composition were valued, and the images were intended to relay allegorical messages. The subject is generally seen in oil paintings, though it can also be found in mosaics, watercolors, prints, collages, and photographs. The term originally included paintings in which the focus was on living animals at rest, although such depictions would now be called "animal paintings."
- weddings - Ceremonies or rites joining a couple in matrimony, with its attendant festivities. For the state of marriage, use "marriage (social construct)."
- Sheet Dimensions: 6.25 x 3.75 in. (15.875 x 9.525 cm)
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