James Wilson Morrice

Café el Pasaje, Havana

c. 1918-1919
This is one of the most notable paintings from Morrice’s first trip to Cuba in 1915. It is characteristic of the habit he had long-since established in his practice of observing urban life from a café. A photograph of a very similar view from the inside of the Café el Pasaje was found in one of Morrice’s sketchbooks, indicating that he used photographs as memory aids in his later years.
Title
Café el Pasaje, Havana
Date
c. 1918-1919
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
65.8 x 67.5 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of G. Blair Laing, Toronto, 1989
Accession number
30401

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