Fine Canadian Art
2nd session

November 02 - November 30, 2023


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $4,250 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

26744 30-Nov-2023 10:07:50 AM $4,250 AutoBid

846824 30-Nov-2023 10:07:50 AM $4,000

26744 30-Nov-2023 09:35:35 AM $3,750 AutoBid

846824 30-Nov-2023 09:35:35 AM $3,500

26744 29-Nov-2023 02:38:32 PM $3,250 AutoBid

846824 29-Nov-2023 01:26:39 PM $3,000

The bidding history list updated on: Monday, March 04, 2024 01:14:54

LOT 328

1887 - 1930

Market Square, Bruges
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1913 and on verso titled on the gallery label
20 1/4 x 16 in, 51.4 x 40.6 cm

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 CAD

Sold for: $5,313

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal
Private Collection, Toronto

Gallery Walter Klinkhoff, Montreal, John Y. Johnstone Retrospective Exhibition, September 17 - October 1, 2005
Helson Gallery, Halton Hills, Ontario, Le petit salon: Canadian Artists and Impressionism, April 27 - July 23, 2022

This elegant, evocative European nocturne speaks to many aspects of the mysterious, peripatetic life and work of John Young Johnstone. Produced during in his years in Europe in the lead-up to WW1, it showcases a profound engagement with the Modernism of the time. This engagement is often seen as pre-dating that of many of his more well-known Canadian peers, placing him nearer the vein of J.W. Morrice than to that of his contemporaries. Collected by the National Gallery of Canada in his lifetime, and exhibiting with Montreal’s Beaver Hall Group in their first exhibit in 1921, Johnstone is an essential and pioneering figure in Canadian art history while remaining a haunting and elusive cipher.

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