Lot # 197
Spring 2012 - 2nd Session Live auction

Frank Hans (Franz) Johnston
ARCA CSPWC G7 OSA 1888 - 1949 Canadian

The Lone Gull, Georgian Bay
oil on panel
signed and on verso signed and titled
8 1/2 x 12 in  21.6 x 30.5cm

Provenance:
Private Collection, Quebec

This atmospheric oil sketch, painted with luscious pastel tones, was likely painted at Balm Beach on Georgian Bay, where Franz Johnston and his family moved in 1930. He opened an art school there and had a house with a large studio which he called Tondakea, which in Ojibway means “where the world vanishes”. Georgian Bay was an idyllic place that exerted a magnetic attraction for the Group of Seven.

Estimate: $6,000 ~ $8,000 CAD  
Sold for: $5,850 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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