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The Riders of the Sidhe
Photo credit: Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection (Dundee City Council)

The Riders of the Sidhe 1911

John Duncan (1866–1945)

Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection (Dundee City Council)

A style based on an antiquarian revival of interest in ancient Celtic art in Britain and Ireland. Mainly a decorative style, it first appeared in the 1840s and reached its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It manifested itself in metalwork, jewellery, embroidery, wall decoration, wood inlay, stone-carving, and textiles. Its most celebrated practitioners included the Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the English metalwork designer Archibald Knox.

Text source: The Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art Terms (2nd Edition) by Michael Clarke


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