Canadian Fine Art

November 18, 2019

LOT 95
JACK HAMILTON BUSH, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • JACK HAMILTON BUSH, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • JACK HAMILTON BUSH, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • JACK HAMILTON BUSH, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.

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JACK HAMILTON BUSH, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.

WHITE HORSES, 1949

oil on masonite
signed and dated '49
17 ins x 23 ins; 43.2 cms x 58.4 cms

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $13,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

This work was included in Jack Bush’s first solo exhibition in 1949 at the Gavin Henderson Gallery, Toronto. In her review of the exhibition for the Globe and Mail, Pearl McCarthy wrote, “While the new paintings tend toward the abstract, the canyons and mysterious figures will thrill even those usually afraid of the abstract.”

Rose MacDonald in the Toronto Telegram described it “as concerned with a mighty spiritual conflict, a sort of Jacob-wrestling-with-the-angel-mood.”

This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings currently being prepared by Dr. Sarah Stanners.

Literature:

Dennis Reid, “Jack Bush: The Development of a Canadian Painter”, Jack Bush, ed. Karen Wilkin (New York: Hudson Hills, 1984).

Provenance:

Estate of the Artist

Exhibited:

New Paintings by Jack Bush, Gavin Henderson Gallery, Toronto, 1949, cat. no. 7.