LOT 131

1888 - 1970

Paysage Grande-Vallée
casein on board, 1949
signed and on verso signed, titled and inscribed "caséine" / "M-36" / "ORNN"
36 x 48 in, 91.4 x 121.9 cm

Estimate: $400,000 - $600,000 CAD

Preview at:

Galerie L’Art français, Montreal
Private Collection
Encans Pinneys, Montreal
Galerie Claude Lafitte, Montreal
Private Collection, Montreal

"Liste des prix," Exposition Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Galerie Jean-Pierre Valentin Archives, 1949, Galerie L’Art français Documentary fund (1948 - 1954), titled as Grande-Vallée, vue d’est
Rolland Boulanger, "M.-A. Fortin, décorateur," Le Canada, Montreal, October 27, 1949, page 9
"L’Art Français Shows Paintings by Fortin," The Gazette, Montreal, October 29, 1949, page 25
"Marc-Aurèle Fortin," La Presse, Montreal, November 5, 1949
"Marc-Aurèle Fortin, A.R.C.A., Harry Mayerovitch, Paintings, Exhibition Gallery XII, March 26 - April 11, 1954," Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Archives Exhibitions Funds 1910 - 1950, March 26, 1954, MBAM-E1

Galerie L’Art français, Montreal, M.-A. Fortin, October 24 - November 5, 1949, titled as Grande-Vallée, vue d’est, catalogue #11
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Marc-Aurèle Fortin et Harry Mayerovitch, March 26 - April 11, 1954, catalogue #22
Gallery IV of the Entrance Hall of the Queen Elizabeth Hôtel, Montreal, Exhibition Marc-Aurèle Fortin R.C.A.A., December 12 - 19, 1958, catalogue #17
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City, Marc-Aurèle Fortin: The Experience of Colour, February 10 - May 8, 2011, traveling to McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, May 28 - September 11, 2011, catalogue #107

Literature continued:

Guy Robert, Marc-Aurèle Fortin: l’homme à l’oeuvre, 1976, page 56

Jean-Claude Leblond, "Hommage à Marc-Aurèle Fortin," Le Devoir, Montreal, December 4, 1976, page 33

Guy Robert, Fortin l’oeuvre et l’homme, 1982, page 90, dated 1952 incorrectly

Galerie Claude Lafitte, The Gazette, Montreal, October 15, 2005, page Life-3

Michèle Grandbois, Marc-Aurèle Fortin: The Experience of Colour, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, 2010, pages 183 and 257

Régis Tremblay, "Les couleurs de Marc-Aurèle Fortin au Musée national des beaux-arts," Le Soleil, Quebec City, February 10, 2011, dated 1952 incorrectly

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Estimate: $400,000 - $600,000 CAD

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