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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Old Dairy



This frieze is one of a series created in the early 19th century for the dairy, here in Crouch End
. What is not immediately obvious is that these are carved, in bas relief, and then the indentations painted. Do take a closer look at the detail in the larger picture, and compare this, if you will, with the Indian tradition. The scenes show the production of milk, from grazing to delivery, and extoll the "modern" methods. A more general view is here. It's a pub, now.

posted by Ham at 00:11 -- Comments here: 8

Comments on "The Old Dairy"

 

Blogger Brian said ... (00:54) : 

London just seems endlessly great, you will never get to the bottom of it...

 

Blogger Nerissa said ... (03:21) : 

You have to give those Victorians credit for some of their amazing work and artistic renderings of how modern they were *S* LOL seems so quaint now. It some how didn't surprise me that it was a pub now.

 

Blogger Nerissa said ... (03:21) : 

Hmm.. you said early. Was it pre-Victoria?

 

Anonymous Anne said ... (07:35) : 

Wow too much manual labor there...but the result is beautiful!

 

Blogger Seesaw said ... (12:23) : 

What a beautiful building, beautiful photo!

 

Blogger ljubljana_photo said ... (14:45) : 

really beautiful artwork.

 

Blogger Carlos said ... (19:17) : 

Quite artistic and ellaborate bas relief considering it is for a dairy, not to mention a pub. I like the scene, the color and the skill of the artist.

 

Blogger Ham said ... (19:53) : 

Thanks, folks. Nerissa, the date above the door is 1837!

 

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