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Lot #29

Artist Marc-Aurele Fortin
Title La Mer en Furie
Media oil on canvas
Size 18.25 x 21.5 in. / 46.4 x 54.6 cm.
Frame Size 26 x 29 x 2.25 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed lower right; framed; canvas relined and some touch-up noted lower centre

illustrated on page 53 in Marc-Aurele Fortin en Gaspesie by Jean-Pierre Bonneville, published by Editions internationales Alain Stanke Ltee, 1980)

purchased from Sotheby's Important Canadian Art Auction, Lot #45 on December 3, 2009; Galerie Bernard Desroche label with different title verso

Hammer $12,000 Estimate $8,000/$12,000

Biographical Information
Marc-Aurele Fortin ~ [1888-1970] Canadian RCA
see Fortin, by Jean-Rene Ostiguy, National Gallery of Canada, no date; Marc-Aurele Fortin en Gaspesie, by Jean-Pierre Bonneville, Editions internationales Alain Stanke Ltee, 1980; biography and other examples in N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.384 and A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.117; Printmaking in Quebec, 1900-1950, by D.Martin, pg.82, Musee du Quebec, 1988; see Esso Resources' Canadian Art Collection: Historical Selections 1779-1962, pg. 30, Esso Resources,1988; exhibition list in R.C.A.A., pg.130 and M.M.F.A., pg.129, by E.McMann; biography in Dict. of Canadian Artists - Vol.1, by C.MacDonald, pg.223