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British School 17th century, 'The Cholmondeley Ladies' circa 1600-10

The Elizabethan period (from 1558 to 1603) saw a flowering of the arts in Britain

British School 17th century
The Cholmondeley Ladies circa 1600-10
Oil on wood
support: 886 x 1723 mm frame: 1074 x 1914 x 100 mm
Presented anonymously 1955

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Tate glossary definition for earth art: Also known as land art and part of the wider conceptual art movement of the 1960s and 1970s, refers to art made directly in the landscape
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Tate glossary definition for Ecole des Beaux Arts: French term meaning school of fine arts
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Tate glossary definition for edition: A series of identical impressions or prints from the same printing surface
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Tate glossary definition for Edwardian: Refers to the historical period between 1901 and 1910 when Edward VII was king of Britain
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Tate glossary definition for electronic media: The most common examples of electronic media are video recordings, audio recordings, slide presentations, CD-ROM and online content
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Tate glossary definition for Elizabethan: Refers to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I from 1558 to 1603 which saw a flowering of the arts in Britain
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Tate glossary definition for embossed: A raised or depressed surface created during printmaking processes
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Tate glossary definition for emulation: The process of recreating a digital art work to ensure it continues to work as technology changes
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Tate glossary definition for engraving: Printmaking technique that involves making incisions into a metal plate which retain the ink and form the printed image
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Tate glossary definition for entropy: The inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society
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Tate glossary definition for environmental art: Art that addresses social and political issues relating to the natural and urban environment
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Tate glossary definition for environments: An alternative term for installation art; refers to mixed-media constructions or assemblages usually designed for a specific place and for a temporary period of time
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Tate glossary definition for etching: Printmaking technique that uses chemical action to produce incised lines in a metal printing plate which then hold the applied ink and form the image
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Tate glossary definition for Euston Road School: British realist group formed in 1938 of artists who either taught or studied at the School of Painting and Drawing at 316 Euston Road in London
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Tate glossary definition for expressionism: Refers to art in which the image of reality is distorted in order to make it expressive of the artist’s inner feelings or ideas
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