Lot # 005
August 2017 - 1st Session Online auction

John Geoffrey Caruthers Little
ARCA 1928 - Canadian

Pine Avenue at University, the Arrival of Spring, March 1976
oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled and dated 1976 - 1981
12 x 16 in  30.5 x 40.6cm

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the Artist by Zotique L'Espérance
By descent to the present Private Collection, Nova Scotia

Inscribed on verso: ''Buffalo Bisons, Syracruse Chiefs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Royals, Baltimore Orioles, Rochester Red Wings, Newark Bears, Jersey City Giants''

This work was acquired directly from John Little by Zotique L'Espérance. Born in Montreal in 1910, L'Espérance started his career as a sports journalist and a radio commentator. He was hired by the Molson Brewing Company in 1945 and became Vice-President of the company in 1965. He was instrumental in making the brewery's hockey club, the Montreal Canadiens, one of the most legendary hockey teams in the sport's history. L'Espérance was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1984 and a Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985.

Estimate:

$7,000 ~ $9,000 CAD

 
Final Bid: $8,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount $
34185 31/08/2017 10:57:24 AM $8,500
31708 31/08/2017 10:54:47 AM $8,000
34185 31/08/2017 10:52:06 AM $7,500 Autobid
31708 31/08/2017 10:52:06 AM $7,000
34185 31/08/2017 10:47:33 AM $6,500 Autobid
18108 23/08/2017 8:41:35 PM $6,000
30790 09/08/2017 7:40:44 AM $5,500
21298 03/08/2017 7:43:15 PM $5,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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