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Illustration for "The Goldfish" by Anonymous
  • Frederic Rodrigo Gruger
    1871–1953
    active: United States
  • Illustration for "The Goldfish" by Anonymous, 1914
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pencil, wash
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 215 x 300 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/16 x 11 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Frederic R. Gruger Jr. and Family
  • Not on display
  • 1990.0198
Description
Literature

Man (profile) in dressing gown reading, pipe in mouth, slumped against pillow in chair, left foot resting on Queen Anne chair in front of him. Large volume open, resting on his midsection. Book filled shelves seen behind his upraised knee, fireplace and fender at right. Overmantle has two books on top, suggestion of painting or mirror above fireplace.