Joyner Canadian Fine Art Auction

June 03, 2013

LOT 155
JOSEPH FRANCIS PLASKETT, R.C.A.
  • JOSEPH FRANCIS PLASKETT, R.C.A.
  • JOSEPH FRANCIS PLASKETT, R.C.A.
  • JOSEPH FRANCIS PLASKETT, R.C.A.
  • JOSEPH FRANCIS PLASKETT, R.C.A.
  • JOSEPH FRANCIS PLASKETT, R.C.A.

155

JOSEPH FRANCIS PLASKETT, R.C.A.

SELF PORTAIT

oil on canvas
signed and dated ‘55
18 ins x 13 ins; 45 cms x 32.5 cms

Estimate $2,500-$3,500

Realised: $2,596
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

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.


Provenance:

Acquired directly from the artist.
Dr. and Mrs. Hill H. Cheney, British Columbia.
Family of the artist.

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Medium: Paintings
Signed