Jack and the Beanstalk, East Devonport

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Title

Jack and the Beanstalk, East Devonport

Subject

arched windows, domestic architecture, domestic, architecture, East Devonport, folktale, folklore, fairy tale, fairy-tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, Gothic, Gothic Revival, Tas, Tasmania

Description

One of three photographs of a house in East Devonport built in the Gothic Revival architectural style. Gothic features of the house include the arched windows and steeped pitch of the roof. This photograph shows a boy, presumably Jack, climbing a beanstalk that grows to the roof of the house. Jack and the Beanstalk is an enduringly popular English folktale which has existed in some form since at least the mid-18th century. Versions of the tale often have medievalism aspects, especially in the depiction of the giant, where he might be thought to represent an uncouth medieval past.

Creator

Dorey, Margaret

Date

3 December 2011

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“Jack and the Beanstalk, East Devonport ,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 19, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/759.