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Alfred Joseph (A.J.) Casson

Alfred Joseph (A.J.) Casson

Alfred Joseph (A.J.) Casson
Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art Live auction

Lot # 134

Alfred Joseph (A.J.) Casson
CGP CSPWC G7 OC POSA PRCA 1898 - 1992 Canadian

Autumn Panorama
oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled and dated 1975 on the artist's label
16 x 41 in  40.6 x 104.1cm

Roberts Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Ontario
Sold sale of Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, May 15, 2003, lot 38
Private Collection, Toronto

Paul Duval, A.J. Casson, Roberts Gallery, 1975, reproduced frontispiece

Canadaís many important public collections preserve for public display a multitude of artworks lovingly embraced as national treasures. Much of the work created by the artists who formed and were associated with the Group of Seven, however, was originally conceived to hang in the home. A.J. Cassonís Autumn Panorama from 1975 is a wonderful example of this. While providing a strikingly expansive vista painted with classic Casson colour choices, it is also easily imagined as having pride of place above a mantel. The long horizontal composition also calls to mind other works of similar dimensions, such as Decoration: Autumn Landscape by Tom Thomson, in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as the cottage murals Dr. James MacCallum commissioned from J.E.H MacDonald in 1915, now in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. The paintingís format speaks to a very humane practicality that underlies these artistsí intentions, with its roots in the Arts and Crafts movement led by William Morris: namely that art is made by people for people, and meant to be enjoyed in their most intimate settings.

Estimate: $90,000 ~ $120,000 CAD

Sold For: $115,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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