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The Bear Dance
53" x 34"
$288.99
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The Bear Dance-William Holbrook Beard-Wall Tapestry

The Bear DanceBy William Holbrook Beard

$288.99
53" x 34"
Wall Tapestry
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About This Piece
The Art
William Holbrook Beard (1825-1900) specialized in satirically guising businessmen, scientists and politicians as animals. "The Bear Dance" is his spoof of conservative financial investors-symbolized by bears-celebrating a profitable business day. Self-taught, Beard’s witty mockery of animals succumbing to human foibles-often drunkenness and infidelity-were met with acclaim, as well as outrage from conservative organizations, the very targets of his ridicule.

An amazing array of up to eighteen miles of yarn coming together to form a wonderfully unique work of art Tapestries are incredibly durable since they are unbreakable and can be moved touched dropped ironed or vacuumed and can be easily stored The imagery you selected has been woven using European jacquard looms creating a perceptible and tangible texture and warmth to the art The texture adds dimensionality to the image which when viewed at a subtle distance creates major visual impact A metal rod and finial are included in addition to brackets and hardware for easy hanging brbull Made in the USA

This wall tapestry will add a touch of old world charm to your décor. Made in the USA by skilled artisans using Jacquard looms, tapestries are created from pure cotton yarn. An iron rod and finial are included with the brackets and hardware for easy and elegant hanging.
The Artist
American painter William Holbrook Beard (1825-1900) specialized in satirically depicting businessmen, scientists and politicians as animals. A self-taught painter, Beard’s was a prolific artist of invention and originality. His witty mockery of animals succumbing to human foibles, most often drunkenness and infidelity, were met with acclaim. This was not true of the conservative organizations, who were outraged by his representations but largely because they were often the butts of his ridicule. Although his artistic skills were modest, Beard’s work was a vogue sensation in his day.
Reviews (1)
2016-1-23
Beautiful Tapestry, Lousy Hardware
I requested this item as a Christmas gift. The piece is a beautiful, high quality tapestry. However, the rod that came with it is sent in 3 pieces and is far too flimsy to support the weight of the tapestry. Consequently, the tapestry sagged in the middle and looked terribly cheap. I replaced the cheap rod with a 1 1/4" wood curtain rod. I also replaced the 2 narrow metal rods are intended to act as weights at the bottom with a 1 1/4" wood rod because the original rods didn't provide the weight needed for the tapestry hang smoothly. Also needed to be carefully ironed as it was very creased from being folded in box. So after a lot of work on my part, i have a beautiful expensive looking tapestry above my living room sofa.
Beautiful Tapestry | Heavy Well Made
Mary
2016-1-23
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