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Three Men Reading (r); Porter and Three People Waiting (v)

Arthur Lismer

BIRTH YEAR 1885
BIRTH PLACE Sheffield, England
DEATH YEAR 1969
DEATH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
MEDIUM Charcoal on paper
DATE c. 1960 (r), n.d. (v)
DIMENSIONS 32.9cm x 25.1cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 0871
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 loose sketch depicts three seated figures reading, with a table drawn across the foreground so that the figures are only seen from the chest up. The figure on the right wears a brimmed hat and is holding a large book out in front of themself. The central figure rests their elbow on the table as they looks down at their literature; the figure on the left is holding two fingers pressed below their temple.[Verso] A rough sketch depicts three figures standing on the right side of the page and a figure with a luggage cart loosely drawn on the left in the background. The figures are wearing long coats and hats.

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