ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
LEAF-BURNING, AUTUMN IN ONTARIO
oil on board
21 ins x 17.5 ins; 53.3 cms x 44.5 cms
This classic Canadian scene was used by McLean’s magazine in 1947 for their September 15th cover.
This painting is signed twice, probably first to the right and then to the left in order that the signature be more easily noticed by the magazine buying public, for by 1947 Casson’s reputation as one of Canada’s top artists was well-established. The painting may also have had the second signature added by Casson as a kind of insurance policy against over aggressive cropping during catalogue production; note that the second signature (at the left) is slightly higher than the one to the right.
Private Collection, Toronto
Department: Canadian Fine Art