Canadian Fine Art Auction

November 20, 2017

LOT 98
JEAN ALBERT MCEWEN, R.C.A.
  • JEAN ALBERT MCEWEN, R.C.A.
  • JEAN ALBERT MCEWEN, R.C.A.
  • JEAN ALBERT MCEWEN, R.C.A.

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JEAN ALBERT MCEWEN, R.C.A.

BEIGE, NOIR, BRUN

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1965; also signed and dated on the reverse, titled on the overflap and inscribed “Mais que pour marcher droit, Tu chausses Muse, un cothurne étroit - Gautier”
52 ins x 46 ins; 132.1 cms x 116.8 cms

Estimate $9,000-$12,000

Realised: $11,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

The inscription on the reverse comes from a stanza in Theophile Gautier’s poem Art. There are many translations of this poem but one version interprets it as: “For false rules, we’ve no use! But to go straight as an arrow, Muse, your shoes need to be narrow.” Gautier (1811-1872) was, among other pursuits, a very highly esteemed poet, dramatist and art critic.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Medium: Paintings
Signed