24 x 20 in.
50.5 x 61 cm.
Oil on board
Signed, FAIRLEY (twice) top and bottom right
F.E. Sparshot was born in England in 1926 and attended Oxford
University. From 1950 he taught philosophy and classics at Victoria
College, University of Toronto. The author of many books on ethics,
aesthetics, and poetry. His best known work is "The Structure of
Aesthetics," University of Toronto Press, 1963.
This classicizing portrait shows both the subject and the portraitist paying
homage to another Englishman, and sometime resident in Toronto -
EYE OF THE INTELLECT
PORTRAITS OF HIS COLLEAGUES
Erindale Campus Art Gallery
University of Toronto in Mississauga
Catalogue #9, illustrated full page
Collection of Nan Fairley
The best book on Barker Fairley portraits is BARKER FAIRLEY
PORTRAITS, Methuen, Toronto, 1981.
With a text by the Artist; Edited with a Introduction by Gary Michael Dault.
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