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Lot #47

Artist Marc-Aurele Fortin
Title The Sandpile, Harbour Scene, Montreal [Le Pont Jacques Cartier en Construction]
Media oil on canvas
Dated ca. 1927
Size 25.5 x 35.5 in. / 64.8 x 90.2 cm.
Frame Size 36 x 46.25 x 2.25 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed lower left; bears title on exhibition label verso; bears alternative title 'Pont en Construction' on plaque attached to frame; dated on copy of letter included with lot; some cracking and restoration noted; recently cleaned

Art Association of Montreal, 45th Spring Exhibition, 1928, exhibition label verso)

purchased by Jean-Pierre Bonneville from Mr. Albert Archambault on January 10, 1969; from an Edmonton estate and by descent

Hammer $65,000 Estimate $30,000/$50,000

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