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Masquerade

Maxwell Bates

BIRTH YEAR 1906
BIRTH PLACE Calgary, Alberta
DEATH YEAR 1980
DEATH PLACE Victoria, British Columbia
MEDIUM Ink and graphite on paper
DATE 1963
DIMENSIONS 37.5cm x 31cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1558
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 detailed sketch depicts a bearded figure in costume wearing a black eye mask, metal chest plate, and a crescent shaped hat in the foreground. Their arm is crossed across their body to hold a metal blade with a decorative spike at the top on the left side of the page. Behind the masked figure is an another figure in a costume with a hat and vest, and a turret with a flag flying atop it to the right.

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