The Magazine

November, 1894, Page: 11

Image Dimensions: 31.5 x 19 cms

Page Dimensions: 32 x 25.5 cms


Title: The Fifth of November

Date: 1894

Inscription: Drawing, pencil and watercolour on light grey paper, 31.5 x 19 cm, attached to page, signed and dated lower right , ‘MARGT. MAC–DONALD. 1894’; inscribed below, “–NOV. 5.–”

Keywords: women; figures; fireworks; art nouveau

Material: Pencil and watercolour

Commentary: As its title suggests the drawing is a reference to Guy Fawkes Night on 5 November. The elongated weeping female figures represent rockets and the figure, at bottom, the earth.