THOMAS DE VANY FORRESTALL, A.R.C.A.
ALONG THE FENCE, 1969
egg tempera on gessoed board
signed; also signed, titled and dated on the reverse, framed as a tondo
20 ins x 20 ins; 50.8 cms x 50.8 cms
Tom Smart writes: “Forrestall’s paintings of the late 1960s certainly show him as the diarist of the everyday, adept at representing texture and minute details - the truth of the subject.”
Along the Fence, 1969 depicts the typical rather than the extraordinary, and epitomizes what one curator (referenced by Mr. Smart) has described as “the introspective expression of a man who delights in vivid reality.”
Tom Smart, Tom Forrestall: Paintings, Drawings, Writings, Key Porter Books, Toronto, 2008, pages 58-59.
Tom Forrestall Retrospective Exhibition (1957-1978) (catalogue), Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison, New Brunswick, 1978, outside back cover for this work, reproduced in colour.
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal
Private Collection, Montreal
Tom Forrestall, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, N.B. July-Sept 1971, no.28 and circulated to other galleries including Mendel Art Gallery; the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; the University of Alberta; the Art Gallery of Windsor; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Tom Forrestall, Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, Nov 16-26, 1972, no.11.
Tom Forrestall Retrospective Exhibition (1957-1978), Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison, 1978; also exhibited at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal; Art Gallery of Hamilton; The Glenbow Museum, Calgary; Mendel Gallery, Saskatoon; Victoria Art Gallery and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton.