Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 25, 2015

LOT 144
CLARENCE ALPHONSE GAGNON, R.C.A
  • CLARENCE ALPHONSE GAGNON, R.C.A
  • CLARENCE ALPHONSE GAGNON, R.C.A

144

CLARENCE ALPHONSE GAGNON, R.C.A

CANAL SAN PIETRO, VENICE

etching
signed and titled in pencil in the lower margin
Sheet 7.5 ins x 10 ins; 19.1 cms x 25.4 cms

Estimate $1,800-$2,200

Realised: $1,416
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Gagnon’s Venetian etchings date to 1905.

Tovell writes: “Gagnon’s Venetian prints evince a stylistic transition from cleanly drawn renderings of fully sunlit views to tonally nuanced subjects, showing a growing interest in capturing the transitory light and shadows peculiar to that city’s topography,” a change Tovell asserts is clearly evident in Canal San Pietro, Venice among others.

Literature:

Ian M. Thom, The Prints of Clarence Gagnon, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, 1981, page 17, plate 15 for Canal San Pietro, Venice, reproduced.

Rosemarie L. Tovell, A New Class of Art: the Artist’s Print in Canadian Art 1877-1920, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1996, page 80, and page 79, Fig. 68 for Canal San Pietro, Venice, reproduced.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Ontario