Fine Canadian Art
2nd session

November 02 - November 30, 2023


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $25,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

919637 30-Nov-2023 02:00:24 PM $25,000

919640 30-Nov-2023 01:58:26 PM $22,500

919637 30-Nov-2023 12:44:33 PM $20,000

919640 30-Nov-2023 11:28:04 AM $19,000

919637 29-Nov-2023 01:34:26 PM $18,000 AutoBid

816370 29-Nov-2023 01:34:26 PM $17,000

919637 29-Nov-2023 09:30:45 AM $16,000 AutoBid

919640 29-Nov-2023 07:42:00 AM $15,000

919637 28-Nov-2023 01:41:11 PM $14,000

816370 20-Nov-2023 06:10:28 PM $13,000

31287 12-Nov-2023 08:02:27 PM $12,000

The bidding history list updated on: Saturday, May 18, 2024 03:00:18

LOT 311

1898 - 1992

Clear Day, Big Lake
oil on board
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated 1967 on the artist's label and inscribed "Near Pointe au Baril"
12 x 15 in, 30.5 x 38.1 cm

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 CAD

Sold for: $31,250

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Private Collection, Ontario

The sketching spot near Pointe au Baril where this on-site work was produced would have been a familiar painting location for A.J. Casson, accessible by car from his home in Toronto. The youngest artist to be a member of the Group of Seven, he would go on from that prestigious association to a long and successful career. He would become one of Canada’s most beloved and collected artists, propelled by the country’s eventual embrace of home-grown art beginning in the early 1950s. It was a success not to be experienced by many of Casson’s friends and associates in the Group, such as J.E.H MacDonald and Franklin Carmichael - a poignant fact of which Casson was most certainly aware.

This gentle yet unmistakable example is, in many ways, classic Casson. It features his skillfully nuanced use of a verdant green in the trees as well as earthy pinks and purples of the rocks, all rendered in the distinctive, stylized forms he explored following his retirement from commercial art around a decade earlier. An important painter throughout his career, Casson’s voice nonetheless speaks with a notable clarity in this essential mid-career period.

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