Lot # 201
Modern & Historical Canadian Art Online auction

John William (J.W.) Beatty
OSA RCA 1869 - 1941 Canadian

Sketch for Winter Sunshine, Bellefountain [sic] (Cabin at River's Edge in Winter)
oil on board
signed and on verso inscribed variously
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in  21.6 x 26.7cm

Provenance:
Richardson Bros. Art Gallery, Winnipeg
Private Collection, Ontario

Literature:
Dorothy M. Farr, J.W. Beatty 1869 – 1941, Agnes Etherington Art Center 1980, the canvas reproduced page 79

Through his rich use of colour, Beatty gracefully depicts the configuration of the land as the sun pours over the snow. His ability to contrast light and shadow, snow and water, bring depth and vitality to the scene while at the same time, encapsulate a certain sense of stillness on a sunny winter’s day.

In Sketch for Winter Sunshine, Bellefountain [sic], Beatty’s application of paint shows his interest in a lively and looser brush stroke, which enabled the artist to achieve a vibrancy often found in sketches that were quickly produced in natural light.

This painting is a sketch for a large oil on canvas that was stolen from the Ontario College of Art and Design’s (OCAD) permanent collection in 2007, where Beatty was a passionate teacher for many years.

Estimate:

$10,000 ~ $15,000 CAD

 
Final Bid: $22,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount $
22268 02/06/2018 10:02:20 AM $22,500
17968 02/06/2018 9:49:30 AM $20,000
20941 02/06/2018 9:43:10 AM $19,000
35367 02/06/2018 9:30:14 AM $18,000
25644 02/06/2018 9:21:15 AM $17,000
35367 02/06/2018 8:26:07 AM $16,000
20941 02/06/2018 8:07:32 AM $15,000
22268 02/06/2018 7:47:12 AM $14,000
20941 02/06/2018 7:37:10 AM $13,000
25644 02/06/2018 6:50:30 AM $12,000
20941 02/06/2018 5:41:10 AM $11,000
7827 02/06/2018 4:51:25 AM $10,000
20941 01/06/2018 2:37:55 PM $9,500
35367 01/06/2018 8:11:23 AM $9,000
17968 31/05/2018 2:48:03 PM $8,500
20941 05/05/2018 12:32:13 PM $8,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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