Lot 50: FRANKLIN CARMICHAEL, O.S.A., R.C.A.AUTUMN LANDSCAPE, oil on board; signed and dated 1921 10 ins x 12 ins; 25 cms x 30 cms Provenance: L. Bruce Pierce Collection (No.9), Toronto.Jennings D. Young Collection, Toronto.Private Collection,
November 26, 2012
Toronto, ON, CanadaLive Auction
Description: FRANKLIN CARMICHAEL, O.S.A., R.C.A.AUTUMN LANDSCAPE, oil on board; signed and dated 1921 10 ins x 12 ins; 25 cms x 30 cms $125,000-150,000Provenance: L. Bruce Pierce Collection (No.9), Toronto.Jennings D. Young Collection, Toronto.Private Collection, Ontario.Exhibited: Masterpieces of Twentieth-Century Canadian Painting, The Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, March 18-April 29, 1984.Literature: E. Robert Hunter, "Masterpieces of Twentieth-Century Canadian Painting", Catalogue of an exhibition, The Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, page 54, listed.Megan Bice, "Light & Shadow: The Work of Franklin Carmichael", McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, 1990, pages 30-33 and plate 22, entitled "Autumn Woods, Interior, West Don Valley, 1921".Note: During the early 1920s Carmichael painted many works which included a close-up examination of the natural pattern of branches and leaves where the composition is dominated by a central massing of trees. Bice mentions Carmichael's "...continuing love of the tangled lines of trees..." and "...his fascination with the intermingling of dappled light and luminescent leaves."Jennings Young, a resident of Toronto and well-known collector of Canadian art but with family connections in Owen Sound, donated works by Casson and Schaefer to the newly formed Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. In 1990 the Gallery established an endowment fund to support the long-term objectives and operations. The initial capital for the fund was provided through a bequest from the estate of Mr. Young, a long-time supporter of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery.