Fine Canadian Art
2nd session

November 02 - November 30, 2023


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $35,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

918262 29-Nov-2023 11:52:13 AM $35,000 AutoBid

919637 29-Nov-2023 11:52:13 AM $32,500

918262 29-Nov-2023 11:51:29 AM $30,000 AutoBid

919637 29-Nov-2023 11:51:29 AM $27,500

918262 13-Nov-2023 04:30:42 PM $25,000

The bidding history list updated on: Monday, March 04, 2024 02:21:53

LOT 308

1898 - 1992

Rosseau Village
oil on board
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated 1926 and inscribed variously
9 1/4 x 11 1/4 in, 23.5 x 28.6 cm

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000 CAD

Sold for: $43,250

Preview at:

Roberts Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto

A.J. Casson often sketched in the Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph regions of Muskoka throughout the 1920s. At this point, the young yet undeniably accomplished artist had been painting with members of the Group of Seven since he began his apprenticeship under Group member Franklin Carmichael at the commercial art firm Rous & Mann Ltd. in 1919. It was the same year that this lovely, gently crepuscular sketch was produced, however, that he would be formally invited by Carmichael to fill the vacancy left by the departed Frank Johnston, becoming a full member of the Group. Although surrounded by the imposing presences of these ground-breaking artists, Casson very successfully maintained his own unique voice, producing works such as this one, imbued with both a poetic sensibility and deeply felt humanity.

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