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Tail Lights

Philip Surrey

BIRTH YEAR 1910
BIRTH PLACE Calgary, Alberta
DEATH YEAR 1990
DEATH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
MEDIUM Watercolour, ink and graphite on paper
DATE 1961
DIMENSIONS 30.5cm x 45.7cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1420
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery. Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
The image depicts a winter cityscape. A road filled with cars (vehicle) with illuminated red tail lights leads from the foreground on the right into the background at the middle of the image. The road is lined with tall, bare trees and there is a row of houses (buildings) along the left, each with a set of stairs down to a walkway, a driveway and a small snow-covered yard. Two figures are walking in the foreground. The sky in the background is a warm purple and yellow colour.

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