Lot Sale Results

John Kasyn
Fall 2009 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 104

John Kasyn
CSPWC OSA 1926 - 2008 Canadian

Along Wellesley Street
oil and Lucite on board
signed and on verso titled
20 x 28 in  50.8 x 71.1cm

Private Collection, London, England

John Kasynís passion for depicting the old homes and historic buildings of Toronto has created a recorded document of a city that continues to expand and change. Along Wellesley Street depicts quintessential row houses of orange, burnt umber and red brick, which glow against the snowy backdrop. The dramatic sunset sky streaked with yellow and orange contrasts with the starkness of the bare branches and the black outlines of the gables of the roof.
Kasyn worked extensively from his portfolio collection of photographs of old Toronto homes. The use of these photographs provided inspiration and enabled the accurate depiction of architectural detail that is evident in his compositions. In Kasynís iconographic paintings, architectural draftsmanship, photography and his personal interpretation of his subject all unite to produce an authentic portrait of old Toronto.

Estimate: $15,000 ~ $20,000 CAD

Sold For: $26,325.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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