The Art of Canada Auction (Canadian Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 93
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
  • ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
  • ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
  • ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
  • ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.

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ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.

COMBERMERE, 1968

oil on board
signed; titled and dated on reverse
9.5 ins x 11.25 ins; 24.1 cms x 28.6 cms

Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Realised: $33,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Works such as Combermere from 1968 remind us of A.J. Casson’s strong Group roots. As if painting a tribute to his older mentors, Casson uses the upclose vantage point favoured by Arthur Lismer after the mid-1940s; the screen of trees, a device used by Lawren Harris, and before him Tom Thomson; and contrasting light and shade, perhaps a nod to his great friend Franklin Carmichael. Nonetheless, Combermere must not be viewed as derivative, as it is not. It employs Casson’s characteristic controlled palette with Casson’s entirely original handling of paint. The lessons learned have been put to good use.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto