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The Auction Belfontaine

York Wilson

BIRTH YEAR 1907
BIRTH PLACE Toronto, Ontario
DEATH YEAR 1984
DEATH PLACE Toronto, Ontario
MEDIUM Serigraph on paper board
DATE 1941
DIMENSIONS 101.6cm x 76.2cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2014.12.64
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of the York Wilson Foundation, 2014
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A wintertime scene presenting an auction. In the foreground is a crowd of figures gathered outside around the auctioneer. The auctioneer stands elevated above the crowd, and is wearing a bowler hat and suit (clothing). In the background is a house (building), leafless trees and a pale grey-blue sky. The scene seems to be set in a small rural town.

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