Lot 21
CHARLES FRASER COMFORT, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.

BLUE DAY, GEORGIAN BAY, MONUMENT CHANNEL
oil on panel
signed
height 24.0" x width 32.0"
height 61.0 cm x width 81.3 cm


Est. $8000/12000
Realised: $9600
Auction Date: 11/20/2017


Provenance: Private Collection, Toronto

Literature: Mary Jo Hughes et al., Take Comfort - the Career of Charles Comfort, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, 2007, page 24.

Margaret Gray, Margaret Rand and Lois Steen, Charles Comfort, Gage Publishing, Toronto, 1976, page 47 for Northern Sunset, 1968, reproduced in colour.

Note: Charles Comfort (1900-1994) sketched Georgian Bay often during summer visits while there as a guest of the Jackman Family, who had purchased the cottage belonging to Dr. James MacCallum, patron of the Group of Seven. The Comforts holidayed there for decades, often accompanied by A.Y. Jackson or Will Ogilvie. While this work is not dated, it fits well within the period of production (after 1957) that saw Comfort produce works like Northern Sunset in which he explored the use of highly expressionistic colour using intense tones of one colour, in particular, either blue or red.




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