ARCA G7 OSA
1881 - 1969
The Artist's Son
oil on canvas, circa 1927 - 1929
on verso inscribed on the stretcher "Frederick H. Varley's Son John Age 16 Painted in 1928 at Garibaldi" and stamped with the Varley Inventory #1236
47 x 30 1/4 in 119.4 x 76.8 cm
Acquired directly from the Artist by one of Varley's students, Vancouver
Sold sale of Canadian Art, Joyner Fine Art, May 20, 1987, lot 176
Private Collection, British Columbia
Christopher Varley, F.H. Varley, Edmonton Art Gallery, 1981, a portrait entitled John, 1920 - 1921, in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, reproduced page 64
Peter Varley, Frederick H. Varley, 1983, a photograph of Fred and John Varley with Jock Macdonald, camping by the PGE railway tracks near Cheakamus Canyon in 1929, reproduced page 19, and a portrait entitled John, 1920 - 1921, in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, reproduced page 101, and the 1932 oil Dhârâna reproduced page 125
Katerina Atanassova, F.H. Varley: Portraits into the Light, 2007, pages 23 and 64, a portrait entitled John, 1920 - 1921, in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, reproduced plate 10, unpaginated, and a drawing of John entitled In the Studio, 1924, in the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, reproduced page 18
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