The Art of Canada Auction (Canadian Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 123
JOHN YOUNG JOHNSTONE, A.R.C.A.
  • JOHN YOUNG JOHNSTONE, A.R.C.A.
  • JOHN YOUNG JOHNSTONE, A.R.C.A.
  • JOHN YOUNG JOHNSTONE, A.R.C.A.

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JOHN YOUNG JOHNSTONE, A.R.C.A.

LIGHTHOUSE WITH MOORED BOATS

oil on panel
signed
5 ins x 7 ins; 12.7 cms x 12.7 cms

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $6,150
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

A lighthouse with moored boats is a typical choice of subject for an Impressionist painter, yet John Young Johnstone infuses this work with unexpected suspense not so typical of his confrères. As A.K. Prakash observes, Johnstone “Instinctively was now rendering not a fleeting moment like the Impressionists, but an immeasurable duration that emphasizes the suspension of time.”

Literature:

A.K. Prakash, John Young Johnstone (1887-1930): Retrospective Exhibition (catalogue), Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, Montreal, 2005, page 2.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto