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818823 17-Apr-2022 02:43:18 PM $800

The bidding history list updated on: Sunday, March 03, 2024 05:13:49

LOT 403

1898 - 1992

Birds of Canada: Eight Serigraphs of Canadian Native Birds
book with serigraphs
signed and editioned AP/6
11 1/4 x 14 in, 28.6 x 35.6 cm

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600 CAD

Sold for: $1,000

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Private Collection, Ontario

The portfolio measures 23 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches, and the full dimensions with slipcase are 27 x 22 inches.

Please note: these works are unframed.

1. Canada Geese

2. Gannet

3. Woodcocks

4. Ruffed Grouse

5. Blue-Winged Teals

6. Green-Winged Teals

7. Red-Headed Ducks

8. Wood Ducks

Fine art publications such as Birds of Canada are, in many ways, the perfect synthesis of A.J. Casson’s fine art and commercial art practices. Casson spent over 35 years as a commercial artist and designer, eventually rising to Vice President and Art Department Head at Sampson Matthews Limited, one of Canada’s foremost commercial art firms. Published by M.B. Loates, Toronto, in 1980, and set in a linen and leather portfolio housed in a linen bound slip-box, this work includes eight individual silkscreen prints, signed and editioned by the artist, as well as an introduction by noted art historian and Casson expert Paul Duval. The extremely high quality and attention to detail present in these large format art-books are a testament to both Casson the artist and Casson the craftsman.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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