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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



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Visual Evidence

Drawing 3: Engraved view of Stow Gardens, England, circa 1760. [Drawing 3] with link to larger version of drawing.
(Courtesy of Mount Auburn Cemetery)

Drawing 3 depicts a typical English picturesque landscape.

Drawing 4: Engraved view of Gossler Lot, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 1847. [Drawing 4] with link to larger version of drawing.
(From James Smillie's Mount Auburn Illustrated in Finely Drawn Line Engravings. Courtesy of Mount Auburn Cemetery)

Questions for Drawings 3 & 4

1. Study Drawing 3 and Drawing 4. Do you think the landscape of the new cemetery (Drawing 4) successfully captured the same feelings that the English landscape (Drawing 3) embodied? Explain your answer.

2. Which do you feel are more prominent in Drawing 4, the trees or the tombs? Why would the designers of Mount Auburn Cemetery have wanted this to be the case?

* The drawings on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Drawing 3 and Drawing 4, but be aware that each file will take as much as 58 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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