ONLINE AUCTION
Fine Canadian Art
2nd session

November 02 - November 30, 2023

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This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $11,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

919595 30-Nov-2023 01:59:58 PM $11,000

29732 30-Nov-2023 01:59:20 PM $10,000

919595 30-Nov-2023 01:58:15 PM $9,500

29732 30-Nov-2023 01:00:17 PM $9,000

6490 08-Nov-2023 11:08:20 AM $8,500

29732 08-Nov-2023 09:43:44 AM $8,000

6490 07-Nov-2023 04:26:40 PM $7,500

29732 04-Nov-2023 02:56:02 PM $7,000

The bidding history list updated on: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 06:42:45

LOT 303

CGP CSGA CSPWC FRSA MSA OSA PRCA
1900 - 1994
Canadian

Balsam Fir (Abies Balsamea)
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1950 and on verso signed, titled and dated 29 Aug 1950
30 x 40 1/4 in, 76.2 x 102.2 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 CAD

Sold for: $13,750

Preview at: Heffel Montreal

PROVENANCE
Commissioned by the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, Ottawa, 1950
Forest Products Association of Canada, Ottawa

LITERATURE
Six Forest Landscapes [brochure], Pulp and Paper Industry of Canada, circa 1955, reproduced, unpaginated

EXHIBITED
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Six Forest Landscapes, July 4, 1955 – January 31, 1956


This painting is one of six commissioned in 1950 by the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association (now the Forest Products Association of Canada) to advocate for enhanced public awareness of Canada’s forests as both an economic driver and a collective responsibility. The paintings, known as “Trees of Canada”, each documented one of the tree species most commonly employed by the industry.

The set comprises works by A.Y. Jackson and A. J. Casson (both in this month’s Live auction on November 23) and the four works in this auction by Arbuckle, Cloutier, Comfort and Macdonald. The paintings were subsequently made into black-and-white interpretations in pen and ink as well as colour reproductions in letterpress and silkscreen. The latter were printed under Casson’s supervision by Sampson-Matthews Ltd., the Toronto-based graphic art company of which Casson had become vice-president and art director in 1946.

Consignor proceeds will benefit charity.


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