Study for Business Men II

Philip Surrey

BIRTH YEAR 1910
BIRTH PLACE Calgary, Alberta
DEATH YEAR 1990
DEATH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
MEDIUM Charcoal, chalk and ink on paper
DATE 1956
DIMENSIONS 30.5cm x 46.4cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1408
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A sketch depicts a cityscape with various male figures all in the identical trench coats and hats, walking towards the background. They are arranged in a pyramid formation, with the exception of a few stray figures on the right. There are tall buildings with arched windows on either side in the frame, and a row of street lamps runs down the centre of the image. The street is criss-crossed with the shadows of the figures that are in it. In the sky above is a series of small white dots to represent clouds.

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