Characters from a Play

Arthur Lismer

BIRTH YEAR 1885
BIRTH PLACE Sheffield, England
DEATH YEAR 1969
DEATH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
MEDIUM Ink on laid paper
DATE 1957
DIMENSIONS 23.5cm x 31cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 0840
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
An ink sketch depicting many different characters in various poses on the page. Two central figures stand facing each other, their hands held in prayer. The man on the left wears a loose, ankle-length robe and the man on the right wears a black costume of tights and a skirted coat. Four figures in action, and a crow, lie below the two central figures and an additional four figures surround the central figures on the upper half of the page. There is also a dog and a rat in the upper left-hand corner.

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