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Alfred Joseph (A.J.) Casson

Alfred Joseph (A.J.) Casson

Alfred Joseph (A.J.) Casson
Art Canadien, Impressionniste et Moderne Vente en salle

Lot # 134

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

The Old Barn
oil on canvas on board
signed and on verso signed, titled and dated 1933 on the artist's label
9 1/2 x 11 1/4 pouces  24.1 x 28.6cm

By descent to the present Private Collection, California

Ted Herriott, Sunday Morning with Cass: Conversations with A.J. Casson, 1993, page 130

A.J. Casson’s identity in the Group of Seven was formed by his depiction of the countryside and villages of Ontario. He was drawn to the structures of rural Ontario – ice houses, mills, general stores and farm buildings. Like his fellow Group painter A.Y. Jackson, Casson preferred old, rustic barns – he sought them out, and as he related to Ted Herriott, south of Kincardine on the shores of Lake Huron, he had found some old barns on top of an escarpment and “couldn’t resist painting them.” His subject in this choice Group period work is just the kind of barn he responded to – weathered by time and the elements, with farm implements casually scattered across the top of the hillside. Our eye is pulled along the curve of the rising road and then to the clouds rolling up behind the hill. Casson is masterful in his handling of different cloud formations. With the rounded cumulus towers on the horizon to diagonal streaks and thick overcast at the top, it is a sky full of interesting possibilities, from stormy to the promise of brighter weather in the patches of blue sky.

Estimation: 20,000 $ ~ 30,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 23,750.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)

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