Lot # 520
September 2017 - 6th Session Online auction

Jack Leonard Shadbolt
BCSFA CGP CSPWC OC RCA 1909 - 1998 Canadian

Home of the Steps, Menton
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1956 and on verso signed on the side of the stretcher and titled
29 x 36 in  73.7 x 91.4cm

Provenance:
By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver Island

Literature:
Scott Watson, Jack Shadbolt, 1990, page 77

In September of 1956, Jack Shadbolt went to France on a year’s leave of absence, funded by the Canada Council. After a sojourn in Paris, Shadbolt traveled south, staying at Menton in the French Riviera and at Collioure, a small fishing village near the Spanish border. Shadbolt’s time in France was liberating, both in terms of his psyche and the effect of the light and colour of the south of France on his work. As Scott Watson writes, “It was as if something that had been long pent up was suddenly freed, as his senses opened up to new tastes, textures and sensations, especially colours. The cumulative effect was a narcotic intimation of paradise.” He immersed himself in the sensory, experiencing the joy of living a slow, leisurely life of freedom under the Mediterranean sun – and let his hedonistic side bloom.

Estimate:

$15,000 ~ $25,000 CAD

 
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