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A dissertation on roast pig
A dissertation on roast pig
Beck, Rafael, artist.
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Physical Description:
1 art original (mural painting) : color ; 107 x 78 cm + 1 wooden frame.
In imitation of Chinese painting styles, the mural depicts a passage from the Lamb essay, in which the young Chinese student, stolen pig in his arms, is thinking of something to say to keep his approaching angry master from whacking him with a stout stick for the theft.
General Note:
Title in Chinese-stylized capitals running top to bottom at left edge of painting.

"This mural, based on Charles Lamb's essay, 'A Dissertation on a Roast Pig, ' occupied a place over the fireplace in the Grosvenor Library refectory [in Buffalo, New York] prior to 1963. It was salvaged and restored when the library was moved to this building [the Central Library of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (N.Y.)]. Rafael Beck, a popular local artist, painted it in the nineteen-twenties"--Note on card affixed to back of painting.
Added Title:
Dissertation upon roast pig.
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