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Creator:
Dilnot, John, artist.
Title(s):

Bishop wood / John Dilnot.

Additional Title(s):

Bishop's wood

Published/Created:
Made in Britain [Brighton] : John Dilnot, 2012.
Physical Description:
1 diorama ; in box 21 x 15 x 7 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.D45 B57 2013a Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
"The woodland boxes are partly inspired by the museum cases made to show off nineteenth century taxidermy collections .... In these a model of a natural scene is created and staged with an example of each species ... The maps serve as a pictorial background showing the landscape laid out, often with a woodland represented by tiny tree symbols and therefore a landscape can be imagined from a map."--Artist's statement.
Unique copy.
With a printed title label on the back of the box.
"John Dilnot" and "Made in Britain" stamped in ink on the back of the box.
With a copper D-ring on the back of the box (for hanging).
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 165
Box featuring a diorama-like model, composed of 23 cut-paper birds of different species affixed to six twigs mounted to the top and bottom of box. The background (i.e., the bottom of the box) bears a map of Yorkshire. The sides are covered in wood-grained paper, designed by the artist. The box top is glass.
Subject Terms:
Birds in art.
Maps -- England.
Natural history.
Paper work -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
Form/Genre:
Dioramas.
Models (representations)
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Cut-paper works.
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