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Clarence Alphonse Gagnon
Printemps 2015 - 2e séance Vente en salle

Lot # 151

Clarence Alphonse Gagnon
CAC RCA 1881 - 1942 Canadian

Sunlit Street, Dinan
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1909 and on verso inscribed "Dinan"
31 x 22 1/8 pouces  78.7 x 56.2cm

Provenance:
Ernest Alexander, Montreal, circa 1920s
By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver

Référence:
Hélène Sicotte and Michèle Grandbois, Clarence Gagnon 1881 - 1942, Dreaming the Landscape, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, 2006, page 63, drypoint etchings of similar street scenes of Dinan dated 1907 - 1908 entitled Tour de l’Horloge, Dinan; Rue des Cordeliers, Dinan; and Rue de la Haute-Voie, Dinan reproduced pages 282, 283 and 289

Clarence Gagnon went to France in 1903 to study, and in the spring of 1907 left Paris to travel through Île-de-France, Brittany, the coast of Picardy and Normandy. He spent the summer in Brittany at Saint-Malo, Dinard and Dinan, a picturesque medieval citadel with thirteenth-century ramparts and fifteenth-century half-timbered houses. Gagnon produced a fine group of etchings of Dinan in 1907 and 1908 of street scenes similar to this work. This striking painting, with its view down a cobblestone street with its high-walled houses, both shadowed and sun-drenched, shows the influence of Impressionism in its beautiful atmospheric effects. Gagnon’s time in France transformed his work beyond its earlier traditional influences from the Barbizon and Hague schools into a brighter palette and the use of fresh, en plein air effects. Hélène Sicotte writes, “For numerous Canadian and American artists living in Paris, the art of landscape painting was learned in Brittany and Normandy.” In Sunlit Street, Dinan, Gagnon has captured the charm of the leisurely, warm life of this historic town and the luminous, transcendent light of an afternoon in Brittany.

Estimation: 30,000 $ ~ 50,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 106,200.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)


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