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Peter Clapham Sheppard

Peter Clapham Sheppard

Peter Clapham Sheppard
Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art Live auction

Lot # 122

Peter Clapham Sheppard
ARCA OSA 1882 - 1965 Canadian

Bonsecours Market
oil on canvas
24 1/4 x 30 1/4 in  61.6 x 76.8cm

Private Collection, Toronto
Sold sale of Important Canadian Art, Sotheby's Canada in association with Ritchie's, November 21, 2005, lot 145
Property from an Important Private Collection to Benefit a Charitable Foundation

Ross King, Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 2010, page 383

Peter Clapham Sheppard trained at the Central Ontario School of Art and Design and the Ontario College of Art under George Agnew Reid, John William Beatty and William Cruickshank. He was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and an associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and he exhibited internationally, most notably at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924 to 1925, L’Exposition d’art canadien in Paris in 1927 and the World’s Fair in New York in 1939. In 2010, Sheppard’s works were featured in the exhibition Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven, at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curator Ross King lauded these paintings, writing that “works like The Building of the Bloor Street Viaduct (1916) and The Arrival of the Circus (1919) marked him out as a rare talent, well versed in modern painterly techniques and possessed of a visionary approach to the urban landscape.” This colourful depiction of the historic Bonsecours public market in Old Montreal is an outstanding example of Sheppard’s urban scenes – he captures the action between the market’s vendors and buyers with vivacity, using bold brush-strokes and strong interlocking shapes.

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

Sold For: $46,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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