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Three Nude Studies and Three Studies of Heads (r); Nude Studies, Sketchbook Group II, (v)

Clarence Gagnon

BIRTH YEAR 1881
BIRTH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
DEATH YEAR 1942
DEATH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
MEDIUM Graphite on paper
DATE c. 1905(r); n.d.(v)
DIMENSIONS 27cm x 21cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 0330
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery. Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
[Recto] A graphite sketch depicts two full-body nude figures, and three head and shoulder portraits. The central figure is a head and shoulders sketch of a figure in profile with their hair up in a bun. On either side of this are the two full-body nude figures, the left one is seated holding a cloth against their face and the right one is kneeling with their hands clasped in front of their chest. The remaining two figures are at the bottom of the page. Both have collard shirts with chin-length hair. The one in the left corner looks away from the viewer and the other is in profile in the middle, smoking a pipe. [Verso] A pencil sketch of four nude figures in various poses. Two are from behind, one drawn horizontally. The central figure is seated with one knee up and the other figure is standing, facing the viewer. There is a scratched-out drawing of a head in the upper left corner.

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