Joyner Canadian Fine Art Online Auction

June 06, 2013

LOT 420
MARC-AURELE DE FOY SUZOR-COTE, R.C.A.
  • MARC-AURELE DE FOY SUZOR-COTE, R.C.A.

420

MARC-AURELE DE FOY SUZOR-COTE, R.C.A.

MARIA CHAPDELAINE

bronze sculpture on wood base
includes certificate
height 18.5 ins; 46.3 cms

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $2,280
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

According to Gerard Morisset, this statuette was first modelled at the same time Suzor-Cote executed drawings to illustrate the first edition of Louis Hemon’s novel (1915-1916). The bronze was cast in 1925 and was shown at the annual R.C.A. exhibition held at the Art Association of Montreal the same year (letter from Morisset to the A.G.O., January 12, 1954).

Literature:

Literature: Hugues de Jouvancourt, Suzor-Cote, Montreal, 1967, page 4, illustrated.
(Art Gallery of Ontario), The Canadian Collection, Toronto, 1970, page 437, fig.2100, illustrated.
Pierre L’Allier, Suzor-Cote, L’oeuvre sculpte, Musee du Quebec, Quebec, 1991, page 91 and page 90, illustrated.