Prints & Photography
November 14 — 19, 2020
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Alfred Pellan (1906-1988)
Lot 55 Details
Alfred Pellan (1906-1988), Canadian
LA RUE (FROM ''LA NUIT DES ROIS'' BY SHAKESPEARE), 1971
Colour silkscreen; signed, titled, dated 1971, and numbered 77/100 in pencil to margin. Unframed.
Image/Sheet 10 ins x 25 ins; 25.5 cms x 63.6 cms; 25.4 ins x 38.7 ins; 64.4 cms x 98.3 cms
Private Collection, Toronto
The 1946 production of "La nuit des rois" (Twelfth Night) by William Shakespeare was born out of the collaboration between Quebec painter Alfred Pellan and Father Émile Legault, director of Les Compagnons de Saint Laurent. Pellan's expressionistic set designs and elaborate costumes made a lasting impact in the history of Quebec drama.