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Useless Presents
  • Douglas Warner Gorsline
    born: Rochester, New York, United States ; died: Dijon, France ; active: United States, France
  • Useless Presents, 1955
  • published in Esquire magazine, December 1955, page 99
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pen, ink on paper, acetate film
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 28.8 x 38.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 5/16 x 15 5/16 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0293.04.a,b

Two figures in an interior shown in three-quarters view. The man on the left has a jacket shirt, pants and tie on and is smoking a pipe. He has white sideburns, white hair, and is bald on top. He is looking straight ahead. The man to the right is looking left, at him, and has a dark mustache. He smokes a cigar and wears a jacket, tie, pants and shirt. A watch chain is visible inside his jacket. To his right is a table with a hat and framed picture. To the other man’s left is a window with frost on the panes.