FREDERICK GRANT BANTING
CANADIAN ROCKIES MOUNTAINSCAPE
oil on board
an unfinished sketch of a similar subject on the reverse
8.5 ins x 10.5 ins; 21.3 cms x 26.3 cms
A friend and frequent sketching companion of A.Y. Jackson, “Banting believed that scientists, like certain painters, were artists. He saw himself as an artist. He believed that scientists were creators, and that they shared with artists a kind of renegade psychology that put them on the fringes of society.” On a sketching trip to Great Slave Lake, Jackson and Banting’s party began their journey in Edmonton and travelled through Jasper National Park on their way to Fort Resolution and their Arctic destination.
This artwork includes a copy of a November, 1983 letter from Cecilia E. Long, longtime companion of Lady Henrietta Banting, certifying the original ownership of this painting.
A.Y. Jackson, “Banting as an Artist”, Toronto, 1943, pages 20-22.
Stephen Eaton Hume, “Frederick Banting: Hero, Healer, Artist”, Montreal, 2001, page 111.
Collection of the artist.
Lady Henrietta Banting.
Private Collection, Ontario.
Department: Canadian Fine Art