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Le Géomêtre
  • Charles Maurin
    1856–1914
    born: Le Puy, France ; died: Grasse, France
  • Le Géomêtre, circa 1900
  • Where object was made: France
  • etching
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 300 x 234 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 3/4 x 9 3/16 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 227 x 136 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 15/16 x 5 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0057
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The image is a profile view of a man's face, with unkempt hair. He stares at a geometric geometric diagram of a circle inscriped within an isoceles triangle in the top right corner and touches his chin with his left index finger, as if in thought. The man is seated in a chair with an unusually gnarled cresting rail. The back of the chair looks like it could be covered in sea shells or barnacles. The man is wearing a common suit. The entire image is covered with lines which give it a grey, even look.