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LOT 148

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

Near Bresnahan Lake
oil on board, circa 1955
signed and on verso titled and inscribed "6" (circled) and variously
9 1/2 x 11 1/4 in 24.1 x 28.6 cm

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Sold for: $18,750

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

PROVENANCE
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. A. Crawford Kenny, Toronto
Bequeathed to the present Private Collection, Toronto


Bresnahan Lake is located just south of Ontario’s Algonquin Park, a relatively short distance from several of A.J. Casson’s most frequented sketching locations. Nearby places such as Bancroft, Barry’s Bay, Combermere, Madawaska and Palmer Rapids were some of Casson’s favourite locales throughout his career, and he depicted them many times in oil and watercolour. This example showcases his noted ability in working successfully with various shades of green. This mastery was in part due to necessity, since for much of his painting career he was employed full time as a commercial artist, which relegated extended sketching trips to the summer months. It was also due to the discipline he proudly cultivated as a graphic designer, often working on projects with strict chromatic constraints. The gentle, flowing rhythms of this composition are complemented by its rich textures, a painterly flourish not always seen in Casson’s work, making this a distinctive example.


Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars


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