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The Vale of Rest

Photograph
2000 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Tom Hunter's landscapes in the series 'Life and Death in Hackney' are based on Pre-Raphaelite paintings. 'Vale of Rest' follows J.E. Millais' painting of the same name (1858) and 'After Party' follows Henry Wallis' 'The Stone Breaker' (1857). Both images were taken in the Lea Valley, Hackney, East London, and feature the travellers who use the area for open-air parties.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cibachrome print
Brief Description
Photograph by Tom Hunter, "The Vale of Rest", colour photograph of two women sitting around a bonfire.
Physical Description
Colour photograph of two women sitting around a bonfire.
Copy Number
5/12
Gallery Label
Label for 'Making It Up: Photographic Fictions' (3 May 2013 - 12 January 2014): Tom Hunter (born 1965) The Vale of Rest and After the Party From the series Life and Death in Hackney 2000 The compositions of these staged tableaux are based on Pre-Raphaelite paintings by J.E. Millais and Henry Wallis. The photographs were taken in the Lea Valley, East London, and feature travellers, who used the area for open-air parties. Using dramatic natural lighting and rich colours Hunter presents a surprisingly beautiful version of an overgrown urban landscape. Cibachrome prints Given by the artist Museum nos. E.3703 and 3704-2007
Credit line
Given by the artist
Summary
Tom Hunter's landscapes in the series 'Life and Death in Hackney' are based on Pre-Raphaelite paintings. 'Vale of Rest' follows J.E. Millais' painting of the same name (1858) and 'After Party' follows Henry Wallis' 'The Stone Breaker' (1857). Both images were taken in the Lea Valley, Hackney, East London, and feature the travellers who use the area for open-air parties.
Collection
Accession Number
E.3703-2007

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record createdJune 8, 2009
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