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Description

Scene depicts young girl having hair cut as rite of entry to the sisterhood. She kneels before nun who weilds a scissors, while nuns, one row on left and right, hold burning candles. In the center is an icon of the Virgin and portraits hang on both side walls. Scene is lit by two clerestory windows. Gothic feeling, although architecture lacks distinctive detail. Inscribed in fine print beneath title, "From picture in possession of the publisher."

Details

Maker
Gleadah, Joshua (Artist)
After Granet, Francois Marius (Artist)
Bulcock, James (Publisher)
Date
1828
Inscriptions
Beneath image: ""London, Published by James Bulcock. 163. Strand (II doors East of Somerset House) March 1st, 1828.""
Material
hand coloring
ink
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Documentary Artifacts; Graphic Documents
Descriptive terms
Engraving
engravings (prints)
hand coloring
ink
paper (fiber product)
Print
Print, Intaglio
religions (concept)
Dimensions
28 x 23 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.330
Credit Line
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew
GUSN
17104

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