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Shakespeare (detail)

N.T. Lyon, Toronto

1905

Lyon's sumptuous decorative style was learned in England before he immigrated to Canada, where business was good.

The richness of the portrait is ironically counterpointed by the poverty on the other side of the window in Canada's poorest neighbourhood, Vancouver's Downtown East Side. How Shakespearean.




Carnegie Centre
Main and Hastings Streets
Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Shakespeare (detail)