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Albert Henry Robinson

Albert Henry Robinson

Albert Henry Robinson
Fall 2016 - 4th Session Live auction

Lot # 268

Albert Henry Robinson
CGP RCA 1881 - 1956 Canadian

Winter Landscape
oil on board
signed
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in  21.6 x 26.7cm

Provenance:
Kenneth G. Heffel Fine Art Inc., Vancouver
Peter and Joanne Brown Collection, Vancouver, acquired from the above in 1986

Literature:
Thomas R. Lee, Albert H. Robinson: "The Painter's Painter," 1956, unpaginated

“Robinson has painted throughout Quebec and he understands the habitant and his environment. The quaint and characteristic houses and farm buildings, sleds and ships, winter snow and ice-bound rivers are his themes, and he does them so brilliantly and with such a mastery of his medium.”—Arthur Lismer
As can be discerned by this quote, Albert Robinson was well known and respected by Group of Seven members such as Lismer, and by A.Y. Jackson, with whom he painted in winter trips along the “artist trails” on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Jackson wrote, “There was something about Robinson that melted all reserve as the frost disappears when the sun rises.”
Winter Landscape is a classic subject for Robinson, portraying the everyday life of the village, including an iconic horse and sleigh traversing the snowy path. Counteracting the grey, wintery sky, Robinson’s white-based palette with creamy pastel tones illuminates the scene. His use of paint is spontaneous and vigorous, the brushwork clearly visible. Both the fresh, chill outdoor atmosphere and the warmth of village life are palpable in this fine example of Robinson’s work.

Estimate: $20,000 ~ $30,000 CAD

Sold For: $21,240.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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