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Oscar P. Fitzgerald

Technique for imitating Asian Lacquer. Once Dutch and Portuguese traders imported lacquer ware from the Far East after 1700, Europeans became fascinated by this technique. Originating in ancient China, it spread to Japan where it is still practiced in the 21st century. The process involved the application of up to a hundred coats of lacquer produced from the sap of the ...

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Sara Stevens

A category of buildings designed to house retail and shopping. It includes arcades, department stores, shopping malls, strip centres, and big-box stores. Retail architecture exists in small towns, big cities, and suburbs: anywhere people congregate. It is as ubiquitous in time and space as the organized exchange of goods for money. It is distinguished from commercial architecture, which, in real estate and architectural practice, can refer more generally to any property that produces income for its investors or owners but does not refer to a building’s architectural function (i.e. retail)....

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born c. 1771, in Lebanon; died after 1834.

Engraver (burin), portrait artist.

Elkanah Tisdale engraved illustrations for magazines.

Detroit: Portrait of the Artist; The Artist's Parents

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 6 June 1756, in Lebanon (Connecticut); died 10 November 1843, in New York.

Painter, miniaturist. Mythological subjects, portraits, military portraits.

John Trumbull showed remarkable aptitude even during his college days, and painted works including a noteworthy Battle of Cannes...