Canadian Fine Art
May 29 — June 03, 2021
Auction begins to close at 8:00 pm ET
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
Private Collection, Toronto, ON
In 1966, at the urging of A.Y. Jackson, A.J. Casson accompanied him on a rare trip outside of Ontario to do some sketching, visiting the area around Grenville, Québec, just across the Ottawa River. Casson was very taken with the area and returned every summer after his first trip, up until 1974. This sketch, from his second trip into the area, shows a scene Casson was masterfully skilled at capturing; autumn foliage, dark distant hills and a brewing storm overhead. The small white church tucked just off the side of the road awaits, ready to take in a painter should the storm overcome him.
The work is in excellent condition with no visible issues to report.
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