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Arthur Lismer portrait of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie commissioned for One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 : [drawing]

Item is an original Arthur Lismer pen and ink portrait of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie wearing academic robes, commissioned for—but not used in—One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 (1920). Although the background appears unfinished, the drawing has been highlighted with white gouache, as if in preparation for reproduction. The publication featured instead a photographic portrait of President Mackenzie.

Unfinished Arthur Lismer portrait of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie commissioned for One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 : [drawing]

Part is an unfinished Arthur Lismer portrait of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie, commissioned for One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 (1920). While the face appears in detail, the body is only roughly sketched. This is one of several very similar Lismer portraits of President Mackenzie, none of which was published in the centenary book, in which a photographic portrait was used. The image was reproduced in P.B. Waite, The Lives of Dalhousie University, volume one, 1818–1925 (1994), accompanied by the caption: "A Lismer sketch done from life in 1919."

Arthur Lismer sketch of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie : [drawing]

Part is an original Arthur Lismer sketch of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie. The drawing is laid out on a grid, using pencil on tracing paper, and is probably an early study for an illustration commissioned for One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 (1920). Ultimately, none of Lismer's portraits of President Mackenzie was published; the book featured a photographic portrait.

Arthur Lismer portrait of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie commissioned for One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 : [drawing]

Item is an original Arthur Lismer pen and ink portrait of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie wearing a suit jacket and tie, commissioned for—but not used in—One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 (1920). The publication featured instead a photographic portrait of President Mackenzie.

Arthur Lismer portrait of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie commissioned for One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 : [drawing]

Item is an original Arthur Lismer pen and ink portrait of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie, commissioned for—but not used in—One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 (1920). The drawing is unfinished and portrays Mackenzie in his academic robes. The publication featured instead a photographic portrait of President Mackenzie.

Arthur Lismer portrait of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie commissioned for One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 : [drawing]

Item is an original Arthur Lismer pen and ink portrait of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie, commissioned for—but not used in—One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 (1920). The subject's body has been drawn on paper and glued to the illustration board, joining the drawing almost seamlessly just below Mackenzie's collar and bow tie. Ink marks barely visible beneath the academic gown indicate the existence of an earlier drawing. The publication featured instead a photographic portrait of President Mackenzie.