Canadian Art

December 05 - 10, 2020

Online Auction
LOT 61
JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD, O.S.A., R.C.A.

61

JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD, O.S.A., R.C.A.

LANDSCAPE WITH TREE

oil on board
signed with initials
10.5 ins x 8.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 21.6 cms

Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Realised: $19,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

J.E.H. MacDonald had several periods in his career which art historians have generally categorized geographically; Algoma, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and finally Barbados. In between those periods, MacDonald painted the terrain near his home in Thornhill, called “Four Elms”, named for old towering trees that flanked the property. Here we likely have a small sketch from this location. A portrait of a tree, centred in the composition and capturing its best side. It’s likely an elm tree, branching ever outward beyond the frame. It’s a late summer day with a hazy light shining through, illuminating the yellow ground below. Perhaps a favourite tree, on a property that was central to the happiness of MacDonald and his family.

Provenance:

Collection of Major General A.E. Walford
By desccent to Private Collection, Toronto

The Globe and Mail article about JEH MacDonald's property "Four Elms"