Canadian Art

December 05 - 10, 2020

Online Auction
LOT 39
ANDRÉ CHARLES BIÉLER, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • ANDRÉ CHARLES BIÉLER, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • ANDRÉ CHARLES BIÉLER, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • ANDRÉ CHARLES BIÉLER, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • ANDRÉ CHARLES BIÉLER, O.S.A., R.C.A.

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ANDRÉ CHARLES BIÉLER, O.S.A., R.C.A.

L'ENCAN À STE-ADÈLE, 1935

watercolour
signed; titled and dated 1935 to gallery label
17 ins x 21 ins; 43.2 cms x 53.3 cms

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $7,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

After moving to Montreal in 1930, Biéler went on sketching trips in the Laurentians. Often drawings and watercolours served as studies for his fully realised canvases. We are fortunate to offer the watercolour study for Before the Auction, 1936, a large canvas in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. When comparing the two works, the watercolour serves as his observation of rural Quebec life, whereas in the canvas work, Biéler has brought the central figures to the forefront of canvas and added more onlookers to enhance the action of the auction.

Provenance:

Galerie Valentin, Montreal
Private Collection, Montreal

The National Gallery of Canada Magazine article about Biéler showing After The Auction