Artist Francis [Franz] Hans Johnston
Title The North Woods in March
Media oil on wood board
Dated 1930 -'s
Size 20 x 24 in. / 50.8 x 61 cm.
Frame Size 26.5 x 30.25 x 2 in.
signed lower left; signed and titled verso; bears inscription 'This woods interior is considered by the artist to be the best he has painted to date, a most successful rendering of a most difficult subject. The scene is not far from the shores of Onaman Lake' on gallery label verso; framed; some minor chips and handling marks on frame noted
J. Merritt Malloney's Gallery, Toronto, label verso
Francis [Franz] Hans Johnston ~ [1888-1949] Canadian CSPWC, OSA, RCA
see A Grand Eye for Glory, A Life of Franz Johnston, by R.Burford Mason, Dundurn Press, 1998; Paul Rodrik / Frank H. Johnston, published by Champlain College, Trent University, 1973; biography and other examples in N.G.C. Vol.2, G-K, ed.C.Hill, pg.347; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.222; Art Collection of McMaster University, by K.Ness, pg.238; R.C.A.A., by E.McMann, pg.212; Dict. of Canadian Artists, by C.MacDonald, Vol.3, pg.566; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.2, pg.80, Westbridge Pub., 2000; listed on Artists in Canada, a Union List of Artists' Files, by National Gallery of Canada Library et al, Canadian Heritage Information Network [CHIN] website