Lot 10
JOHN LITTLE, R.C.A

UNE JOURNÉE CHALEUREUSE D’AVRIL - RUE RICHELIEU, QUÉBEC
oil on canvas
signed; also signed, titled and dated ‘79 on the stretcher
height 24.0" x width 30.0"
height 61.0 cm x width 76.2 cm


Est. $15000/20000
Realised: $28800
Auction Date: 11/20/2017


Provenance: Private Collection, British Columbia

Note: John Little (b. 1928) worked as a draughtsman for his father’s architectural firm, Luke and Little. While he was to take up painting full time, Little’s interest in architecture is particularly evident in Une Journée Chaleureuse d’Avril-Rue Richelieu, Québec, wherein the twisting density of the urban landscape is conveyed with distinction. The clothing of the young woman in the foreground and the warm tones of the brick buildings embracing her reflect the mild spring weather which has come as a welcome relief after a long, cold winter.


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