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Damage or wear to type, resulting in a defective impression. Because each battered type creates a unique impression, Hinman, Blayney, and others have successfully used evidence from ...

Painting

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,778 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...While Alison's theories offered one avenue of interpretation and justification for pictures like Flatford Mill , the *picturesque theory of writers such as William *Gilpin and Uvedale *Price gave objects like Constable's gnarled tree, clump of plants, twisting brook, and battered stump an independent aesthetic value as signs of an unspoilt, weathered, and ‘natural’ British landscape endearingly resistant to the claims of modernity. Gilpin 's Three Essays: On Picturesque Beauty; On Picturesque Travel; and of Sketching Landscape ( 1792 ), suggested that...

Confraternities

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
1,831 words

...sick; they provided alms-houses and hospices for travelers, the sick, and the aged; confraternities ran great hospitals (as in Rome, Naples, Toledo); they coped with foundlings and abandoned children; they provided conservatories for vulnerable girls, repentant prostitutes, and battered wives. Confraternities of Christian doctrine (as across north-central Italy and in Valladolid and Zamora) improved knowledge of Christian doctrine—and sometimes literacy. Much of these devotional and philanthropic activities can be seen as buttressing the Catholic cause and...

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