PAUL PEEL, R.C.A.
THE RETURN OF THE FLOCK
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1883
36 ins x 46.75 ins; 91.4 cms x 118.7 cms
Though still in his early twenties, by 1883 Peel had studied with Eakins in Philadelphia, with Gérôme in France, had been elected to the R.C.A. as an Associate Member (1882), and had exhibited in the Paris Salon, a major accomplishment for such a young man. April and May of that year was spent in Pont-Aven, as he had the previous summer, although the artist returned to Canada in July and remained there for the rest of that year.
Evelyn de Rostaing McMann, The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts: Exhibitions and Members, 1880-1979, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1981, page 321.
Collection of R.Y. Ellis
The T. Eaton Co. Limited, Toronto
Collection of Geo. Booth, Toronto (acquired 1923)
Collection of Evelyn L. Hay, Toronto (by descent)
Private Collection, Ontario (by descent)
Fourth Annual Exhibition, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Toronto, 1883, no. 31 for Return of the Flock.
Royal Canadian Academy: Exhibit of Canadian Art, Festival of the Empire, Crystal Palace, London, 1910.
Paintings of Deceased Canadian Artists Fourth Annual Exhibition, The Art Museum of Toronto, Toronto, January 1911, No. 191.