Canadian Art Select

June 13 — 18, 2020
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LOT 34

Lot 34

WILLIAM RONALD, R.C.A.

WILLIAM RONALD, R.C.A.
Lot 34 Details
WILLIAM RONALD, R.C.A.

SALLY'S FRIGHT, 1968

acrylic on canvas
quadriptych; signed, titled and dated on the reverse
overall 108 ins x 144 ins; 274.3 cms x 365.8 cms

Estimate $30,000-$40,000

Realised: $28,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Provenance:

Acquired from the artist
Collection of Paul Martel and Joan Willsher-Martel, Toronto
By descent to Private Collection, Toronto

Note:

Sally’s Fright is an uplifting and fantastical landscape rendered in vibrant colours. Solid bands of colours ripple and wave across the four canvases of this large quadriptych. Vertical bands reach upwards and frame the central scene of what could be interpreted as rolling hills. This painting is a rare find in Ronald’s oeuvre. His interpretation of Hard-Edge painting appears to be a flattened version of his typical style, with riotous colours and pleasing chaos on a massive scale. This is the first time this work has been available to the public since it was purchased directly from Ronald by architect Paul Martel as a birthday gift for his wife, Joan Willsher-Martel, a very accomplished artist in her own right.

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