Canadian Fine Art

November 18, 2019

LOT 10
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
  • ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
  • ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
  • ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.

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ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.

IN THE DON VALLEY, 1920

oil on panel
signed and dated '20; also signed, titled, and dated '20 on the reverse
9.25 ins x 11.25 ins; 23.5 cms x 28.6 cms

Estimate $25,000-$35,000

Realised: $22,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

This early work was painted by Casson when he was a new hire at Rous & Mann. He was Assistant Designer to Franklin Carmichael, who would help found the Group of Seven that same year. Carmichael saw Casson as an impressive protegé and took him on weekend sketching trips outside of the city.

This painting depicts a local Toronto scene, the Don Valley, which leads one to believe this may be one of the sketches that impressed Carmichael in the early days of Casson's employment at the printing company.

Provenance:

Roberts Gallery Limited, Toronto
Private Collection, Ontario

Exhibited:

A.J. Casson Retrospective, The Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, May 14-July 9, 1978, no. 3.