ONLINE AUCTION
Fine Canadian Art
5th session

May 02 - May 30, 2024

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This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $3,250 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

34750 30-May-2024 04:57:44 PM $3,250

29583 30-May-2024 04:27:07 PM $3,000

34750 22-May-2024 08:18:49 PM $2,750

942288 17-May-2024 01:06:48 AM $2,500

The bidding history list updated on: Friday, June 14, 2024 06:09:50

LOT 708

CSGA CSPWC FCA RCA
1902 - 1965
Canadian

Hemlock
oil on canvas
signed
30 1/4 x 40 1/4 in, 76.8 x 102.2 cm

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 CAD

Sold for: $4,063

Preview at: Heffel Montreal

PROVENANCE
Commissioned by the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, Ottawa, 1950
Forest Products Association of Canada, Ottawa

LITERATURE
Six Forest Landscapes [brochure], Pulp and Paper Industry of Canada, circa 1955, reproduced, unpaginated

EXHIBITED
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Six Forest Landscapes, July 4, 1955 – January 31, 1956


Please note the condition report for this work.

This painting is one of six commissioned in 1950 by the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association (now the Forest Products Association of Canada) to advocate for enhanced public awareness of Canada’s forests as both an economic driver and a collective responsibility. The paintings, known as “Trees of Canada”, each documented one of the tree species most commonly employed by the industry.

The set comprises works by A.Y. Jackson, A. J. Casson, Franklin Arbuckle, Albert Cloutier (this lot), Charles Comfort and Thoreau Macdonald. The paintings were subsequently made into black-and-white interpretations in pen and ink as well as colour reproductions in letterpress and silkscreen. The latter were printed under Casson’s supervision by Sampson-Matthews Ltd., the Toronto-based graphic art company of which Casson had become vice-president and art director in 1946.

Consignor proceeds will benefit charity.


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