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Music Cabinet, 1905

George A. Reid
Canadian, 1860 - 1947
stained and waxed oak cabinet with four oil paintings on wood
107 x 51 x 46.1 cm
Purchased 1989
National Gallery of Canada (no. 30051)

Five years after designing and decorating his piano, Reid designed a cabinet for sheet music. The cabinet work was carried out by Edwin Challener, father of painter-decorator Fred Challener, and on the four sides, Reid painted landscapes evoking musical movements : ADAGIO, ANDANTE, LARGO and ALLEGRO.

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