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Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Flophouse in Scotland - Elderly Man Reading a Newspaper

The Flophouse will be spending the next few days in Edinburgh.

This trip has no other purpose then the pure pleasure of discovering a city for the first time.  I am also curious about the provenance of this painting which made its way from Edinburgh to Seattle sometime in the early 20th century.  It was brought back across the Atlantic to Versailles a few years ago as a gift from my family.   I look at it often and wonder who the old man reading the newspaper was and what inspired the artist to paint him.


2 comments:

betty said...

Paper news, how 20th century....

Victoria FERAUGE said...

From the date on the painting, - '88 - I think this was the 19th century..... :-)