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Barnaby Rudge Helping Lead the Gordon Riots, 1884 (w/c with traces of graphite on paper)

Barnaby Rudge Helping Lead the Gordon Riots, 1884 (w / c with traces of graphite on paper)


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Barnaby Rudge Helping Lead the Gordon Riots, 1884 (w/c with traces of graphite on paper)

XOS5884737 Barnaby Rudge Helping Lead the Gordon Riots, 1884 (w/c with traces of graphite on paper) by Green, Charles (1840-98); 25.4x17.6 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Watercolour by Charles Green
The Gordon Riots of 1780 were several days of rioting in London motivated by anti-Catholic sentiment.)

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Barnaby Rudge Helping Lead the Gordon Riots, 1884

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is a captivating watercolor print by Charles Green that depicts a significant historical event in London during the late 18th century. The artwork, measuring 25.4x17.6 cm, can be found at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio, USA. In this vivid portrayal, Green skillfully captures the intensity and chaos of the Gordon Riots that took place in 1780. The riots were fueled by anti-Catholic sentiment and lasted for several days. Barnaby Rudge, one of the central characters from Charles Dickens' novel "Barnaby Rudge" is depicted as actively participating in leading these tumultuous events. The artist's use of watercolors with traces of graphite on paper adds depth and texture to the scene, enhancing its dramatic impact. The colors chosen evoke a sense of urgency and unrest while also highlighting key details within the composition. This artwork serves as both an artistic representation and a historical document, providing viewers with insight into this turbulent period in British history. It reminds us of how deeply rooted religious tensions can ignite social upheaval and unrest within society. As we gaze upon this print from Fine Art Finder by Bridgeman Images, we are transported back to a time when political turmoil gripped London streets. Through Green's masterful brushstrokes, we witness Barnaby Rudge playing his part amidst swirling crowds and billowing smoke—a testament to both his fictional character's influence on real-life events and Dickens' ability to capture societal issues through literature. Overall, "Barnaby Rudge Helping Lead the Gordon Riots" offers viewers an opportunity to reflect on past struggles while appreciating art's power to immortalize historic moments for generations to come.

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