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LOT 207

Sir Frederick Grant Banting
1891 - 1941
Canadian

In the Rocky Mountains
oil on board
signed and on verso signed
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 po 21.6 x 26.7 cm

Estimation : $20,000 - $30,000

Vendu pour : $21,240

Exposition à : Heffel Toronto – 13 avenue Hazelton

PROVENANCE
Sold sale of Fine Art, Walker's, November 27, 2008, lot 140
Peter and Joanne Brown Collection, Vancouver


Following his friend A.Y. Jackson’s lead, Frederick Banting traveled to many locations in Canada to paint. He visited the Canadian Arctic, explored the shores of the St. Lawrence River, depicted the colourful houses of the quaint town of Cobalt, Ontario, and sketched the tundra near Yellowknife. Banting had achieved fame in the field of medicine for the co-discovery of insulin, but had planned to retire from medicine on his fiftieth birthday to devote himself to painting full time. Taking a cue from Jackson, he also painted in the Canadian Rockies, specifically Jasper National Park. This fresh and invigorating mountain scene is perhaps from that region of the Rockies, for it bears similarities in palette and treatment to works known to have been painted there. The treeline is low on the central peak, indicating a high elevation, and the chalky blue water takes its hue from glacial sediment. Banting revelled in the anonymity and solitude of the landscape painter, and it was a great tragedy that he fell short of achieving his goal of becoming a full-time artist, as he died in a plane crash at the age of 49.


Estimation : $20,000 - $30,000

Tous les prix affichés sont en dollars canadiens


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