The Art of Canada Auction (Canadian Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 95
MARION LONG, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • MARION LONG, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • MARION LONG, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • MARION LONG, O.S.A., R.C.A.

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MARION LONG, O.S.A., R.C.A.

IN THE WARD

oil on board
signed
10.25 ins x 8.25 ins; 24.1 cms x 19.1 cms

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $18,450
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

While this work is not dated, a handwritten label attached to the backing provides a clue. The address the artist gives is “Studio Building Severn St.” Marion Long used this address from 1915-1926.

In 1933, Marion Long was only the second woman to be elected to the R.C.A. Charlotte Schreiber had been the first. Long’s election made headlines with the Mail and Empire announcing “Marion Long, Toronto Artist, First Woman in 50 Years (italics ours) to become R.C.A. Member.”

Provenance:

Private Collection, Ontario

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Medium: Paintings
Signed