CHRISTOPHER PRATT, R.C.A.
LAKE ONTARIO, 1976
serigraph, printed in colours
signed, titled, dated “Aug.76” and numbered 26/35 in pencil in the lower margin
20 ins x 20 ins; 50.8 cms x 50.8 cms
Pratt writes: “On those passages down the Lake and through the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Gulf, we encountered ‘Lakers’ everywhere. Sometimes, where the channel narrowed or at the entrance to a lock, they were close encounters; there, big black ships loomed over us, and we felt very fragile... Usually they were much farther off, plodding east and west relentlessly; from Trois Rivières to Thunder Bay, they symbolize the river and the lakes.”
Jay Scott and Christopher Pratt, The Prints of Christopher Pratt, 1958-1991, Catalogue Raisonné, Breakwater Books, St. John’s, Nfld., 1991, page 65 for Lake Ontario, reproduced in colour.
David P. Silcox and Merike Weiler, Christopher Pratt, Prentice-Hall Canada Inc., Scarborough, 1982, page 137 for Lake Ontario, reproduced in colour.
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto/Montreal
Private Collection, Ontario
Department: Canadian Fine Art
Provenance: Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto