JOSEPH FRANCIS PLASKETT, R.C.A.
oil on canvas
signed and dated ‘55
18 ins x 13 ins; 45 cms x 32.5 cms
In a December, 1949 letter from Joseph Plaskett to Dr. and Mrs. Hill H. Cheney, the original owners of this portrait, the artist cannot help but contain his excitement after recently settling for the first time in Paris, France. “Paris has the quality of a dream and fantasy. I believe it is only to be prelude to Italy in the Spring. Maybe a jaunt to Belgium and Holland in the New Year. I’m being educated in tremendous proportions.”
A copy of the letter from the artist to Dr. and Mrs. Cheney, as well as copies of two photographs of the artist posing with this painting, are available to the purchaser of this artwork.
Acquired directly from the artist.
Dr. and Mrs. Hill H. Cheney, British Columbia.
Family of the artist.
Department: Canadian Fine Art