CLARENCE ALPHONSE GAGNON, R.C.A
CANAL SAN PIETRO, VENICE
signed and titled in pencil in the lower margin
Sheet 7.5 ins x 10 ins; 19.1 cms x 25.4 cms
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.
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.
Private Collection, Ontario