Lot Sale Results

This lot contains multiple images displayed below


Fall 2016 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 030

Jean Paul Lemieux
CC QMG RCA 1904 - 1990 Canadian

Les quatre saisons

Jean Paul Lemieux

a) Le printemps

Jean Paul Lemieux
CC QMG RCA 1904 - 1990 Canadian

oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated 1976 and inscribed "Expo, Les Quatres Saisons, cat. No. 1"
15 x 18 in  38.1 x 45.7cm

Jean Paul Lemieux

b) L'été

Jean Paul Lemieux
CC QMG RCA 1904 - 1990 Canadian

oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated 1976 and inscribed "Expo, Les Quatres Saisons, cat. No. 2"
15 x 18 in  38.1 x 45.7cm

Jean Paul Lemieux

c) L'automne

Jean Paul Lemieux
CC QMG RCA 1904 - 1990 Canadian

oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated 1976 and inscribed "Expo, Les Quatres Saisons, cat. No. 3"
15 x 18 in  38.1 x 45.7cm

Jean Paul Lemieux

d) L'hiver

Jean Paul Lemieux
CC QMG RCA 1904 - 1990 Canadian

oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated 1976 and inscribed "Expo, Les Quatres Saisons, cat. No. 4"
15 x 18 in  38.1 x 45.7cm


Provenance:
Acquired directly from the Artist, 1976
By descent to the present Private Collection, Quebec

Literature:
Gilles Corbeil, Jean Paul Lemieux: Les quatre saisons, Galerie Gilles Corbeil, 1976, Le printemps reproduced on the cover, L'été reproduced page 6, L'automne reproduced page 14, and all four works listed page 16

Exhibited:
Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montreal, Jean Paul Lemieux: Les quatre saisons, April 9 - May 1, 1976

A universal and celebrated theme in art, the passing of the seasons is the subject of this series of four paintings by Jean Paul Lemieux. Although the oval format breaks from the classic horizontality of the artist’s landscapes, Les quatre saisons is a quintessential example of Lemieux’s work, as it unites many of his typical themes. Le printemps shows a smiling and seemingly pensive feminine figure in front of a soft green meadow. A young boy rides a horse next to a cool stream of water in L’été. In L’automne, hunters and their dogs explore the woods, where touches of orange in the hunters’ coats and in the trees appear through the chartreuse and khaki leaves. Finally, L’hiver showcases various figures under a starry night sky in a field of luminous moonlit snow. Almost cinematic, these works demonstrate Lemieux’s ability to capture a moment in time and to create enigmatic atmospheres. Independently, each composition is strong, but together, they form a greater narrative: the passage of time and how the changing of the seasons punctuates our lives.
Each work is stamped on verso with the Galerie Gilles Corbeil stamp. The original Galerie Gilles Corbeil 1976 exhibition invitation card and catalogue leaflet accompany this lot.

Estimate: $80,000 ~ $120,000 CAD

Sold For: $106,200.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


Heffel's remains the premier venue to buy and sell important Canadian Art. We continue our tradition of market leadership with record breaking auctions. At Heffel's, you will work with the most experienced team of specialists in the business to help you buy and sell your fine art. Consign with Heffel and we will provide you with the best opportunity to maximize the value of your works.

home | online auction | live auction | private sale | art index | search | contact | site map