Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Douglas Warner Gorsline
    born: Rochester, New York, United States ; died: Dijon, France ; active: United States, France
  • Fire, 1955
  • published in Esquire magazine, December 1955, page 97
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pen, ink on paper, acetate film
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 28.5 x 39 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 1/4 x 15 3/8 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0293.02.a,b

There are two children on the far left with their backs to the viewer. They look right and one holds a snowball in an outreached hand. They wear hats, scarves and winter coats. There is a woman running out of a house at the far right with her hands in the air. Behind her is a house with smoke coming out from one of the doors. There is a wall between the house and the children with bushes behind it. There is a tree and snow in the background.