Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Birches

Summer Birches
Summer Birches, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting: In English the noun became a verb, to birch.

Birching was the now-discredited practice of flogging British schoolchildren with birch twigs tied into a nasty, welt-raising bundle. Pious pedagogues even had a sad little saying to accompany their sadomasochistic act: “I must send you to Birchin Lane .” The cheap pun recalled an actual London street. Even in Shake-speare’s time Birchin Lane was well known for second-hand clothing stores, being lined with apparel emporia where an impecunious Elizabethan swain might pick up a bargain in a maroon velvet doublet.

Summer Birches
oil painting on canvas mounted on a museum quality panel ready to be framed.

Media: oil painting
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $120 USD

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