ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
Roberts Gallery Limited, Toronto
Art Rental Service of the Art Gallery of Toronto
Dominion Corinth Galleries Ltd., Ottawa
Imperial Oil Art Collection
Joyner Waddington's Canadian Fine Art, 6-7 December 2005, lot 8
Private Collection, Toronto
The year this painting was created was the first year of A.J. Casson's retirement. Halfway Lake, near Barry's Bay, Ontario, was a place he returned to many times to paint the dramatic hills and colourful autumn forests. It is easy to imagine the chill in the air, beautifully suggested by the taller trees already stripped of their leaves. Wisps of cloud dance above the scene- harbingers of the approaching rain.