A Divination in Tea Leaves
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A Divination in Tea Leaves1879
213 x 190 mm (8.4 x 7.5 in.)
Alfred Laurens Brennan, American, (1853–1921)
- divination - Art or practice of foreseeing future events or obtaining secret knowledge through divine sources, omens, or oracles; it is based on the belief that revelations are offered to humans in extrarational forms of knowledge. CCE [November 1994 alternate term added. January 1992 descriptor added.]
- domestic genre
- genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
- tea - Aromatic beverage prepared from selected dried leaves and buds of the tea plant, by infusion in hot water. [April 1995 scope note changed; alternate term added. March 1994 descriptor added.]
- plate Dimensions: 213 x 190 mm (8.4 x 7.5 in.)
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Alfred Laurens Brennan, American, (1853–1921) . A Divination in Tea Leaves, 1879. Etching on laid paper. plate : 213 x 190 mm (8.4 x 7.5 in.). Sheet : 314 x 239 mm (12.4 x 9.4 in.). DAC accession number 1987.2.3. Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892); Print Reference Library transfer, 1987.
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