Gay Nineties Restaurant

Maxwell Bates

BIRTH YEAR 1906
BIRTH PLACE Calgary, Alberta
DEATH YEAR 1980
DEATH PLACE Victoria, British Columbia
MEDIUM Gouache and ink on paper
DATE 1973
DIMENSIONS 46cm x 31.6cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1455
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 cartoon-like painting of a simple restaurant interior with two tables and various figures. A waitress and waiter painted in red stand on the left side behind a table with a red checkered cloth set with plates and a bottle of wine. On the right, a man and woman painted in brown are seated at a table with a white cloth. A woman is standing to the right of the couple and there is a black and yellow figure between them in the background. The scene is drawn with thin, black ink outlines and coloured in with flat blocks of colour.

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