ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
LAKE LA PECHE
oil on canvas board
signed; titled on the reverse
9.5 ins x 11.25 ins; 24.1 cms x 28.6 cms
In writing about Casson’s return to painting the subject of Quebec, Paul Duval notes: “Before that, (Casson’s) experience painting in French Canada had been limited to a two week trip to Lake La Peche in 1950.” Though undated, this suggests the work dates to that trip.
Interestingly, Duval notes that A.Y. Jackson had tried unsuccessfully to entice Casson to the area almost forty years prior, by describing the charming villages of la belle province.
Lake La Peche is located in Gatineau Park.
Paul Duval, A.J. Casson: His Life and Works, A Tribute, Cerebrus/Prentice-Hall, Toronto, 1980, unpaginated.
Private Collection, Collingwood