Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 25, 2015

LOT 82
JACK LEONARD SHADBOLT, R.C.A.
  • JACK LEONARD SHADBOLT, R.C.A.
  • JACK LEONARD SHADBOLT, R.C.A.

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JACK LEONARD SHADBOLT, R.C.A.

UNTITLED - ABSTRACT COMPOSITION

oil on canvas
signed
43 ins x 36 ins; 109.2 cms x 91.4 cms

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $17,700
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

In 1956, Shadbolt travelled to the south of France. Nasgaard writes: “the painting that resulted was unanticipatedly hedonistic, townscapes and harbour scenes, built up into block-like mosaic patterns of energetic touches of luminous sensuous leaf colours, (with) painterly patches aligned on the lattice of a Cubist grid, often articulated with a horizon line.”

Describing paintings from this period, Nasgaard references “the thick paint, smeared and splattered“ and “the wonderfully felt passages in which facture and representation interlock.”

Literature:

Roald Nasgaard, Abstract Painting in Canada, Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver/Toronto, 2007, page 134.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto