Frederick Horsman Varley

Frederick Horsman Varley

Frederick Horsman Varley

Inventory # A19S-E17519-001

Frederick Horsman Varley
ARCA G7 OSA 1881 - 1969 Canadian

The Artist's Son
oil on canvas circa 1927 ~ 1929
on verso inscribed on the stretcher "Frederick H. Varley's Son John Age 16 Painted in 1928 at Garibaldi" and stamped with the Varley Inventory #1236
47 x 30 1/4 in  119.4 x 76.8cm

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the Artist by one of Varley's students, Vancouver
Sold sale of Canadian Art, Joyner Fine Art, May 20, 1987, lot 176
Private Collection, British Columbia

Literature:
Christopher Varley, F.H. Varley, Edmonton Art Gallery, 1981, a portrait entitled John, 1920 - 1921, in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, reproduced page 64
Peter Varley, Frederick H. Varley, 1983, a photograph of Fred and John Varley with Jock Macdonald, camping by the PGE railway tracks near Cheakamus Canyon in 1929, reproduced page 19, and a portrait entitled John, 1920 - 1921, in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, reproduced page 101, and the 1932 oil Dhârâna reproduced page 125
Katerina Atanassova, F.H. Varley: Portraits into the Light, 2007, pages 23 and 64, a portrait entitled John, 1920 - 1921, in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, reproduced plate 10, unpaginated, and a drawing of John entitled In the Studio, 1924, in the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, reproduced page 18

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Price: $121,250 CAD

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