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Tall Case Clock
Transcript of Tall Case Clock
Art Piece Information
PIECE NAME: Old Case Clock
CREATOR: Benjamin Bagnall
YEAR CREATED: 1730
OLD CASE CLOCK: Was the first of its kind to exist in America. Became the most famous clock of its era, and was made in Boston, Massachusetts.
BENJAMIN BAGNALL: A British clockmaker living in Massachusetts during the time of the 13 Colonies. Worked as a clockmaker from 1713 to 1771. The Old Case Clock was not his first creation, but it was his most
Why We Chose this Piece
We chose this piece because we wanted to find an art piece that was relevant to our song of choice. It was not the most eye-catching piece, but because it is a clock, and clocks are a symbol of time, it gave us a feeling of something long-lasting, like an eternity.
How the Piece was Viewed
It was not quite popular at first because the artistic preference in that era was oil paintings and portraits, but was later considered to be a "masterpiece." If you were wealthy enough, you could purchase the Old Case Clock for yourself, and be considered wealthy.
Society of the 1700s
It was a very religious time period during which many people attended churches.
The most popular art of the time was intricate furniture, but they favored oil paintings, landscapes, and portraits.
1730s Art Society
"Antique Grandfather Clocks." Antique Grandfather Clocks. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2015. <http://www.garysullivanantiques.com/Research/EarlyAmericanClockStyles/AntiqueGrandfatherClocks.aspx>.
"Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History." American Furniture. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2015. <http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/will/hd_will.html>.