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Lot #50

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Forest Undergrowth
Media ink wash on paper
Size 9.5 x 9.75 in. / 24.1 x 24.8 cm.
Frame Size 19 x 18 x 1.25 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed lower left; watercolour by an unknown hand verso; includes letter of authenticity from Mrs. Gentile Tondino; some discolouration noted [from fire at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art]

Gentile Tondino was first a student of Arthur Lismer from 1948 to 1953 and then colleague at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art from 1952 to 1967)

gift from the artist; ex-collection Gentile Tondino; private collection, Calgary

Sold $1,112 Estimate $1,000/$1,200

Biographical Information
Arthur Lismer ~ [1885-1969] Canadian CSPWC, OSA, RCA
see Arthur Lismer Paintings 1913-1949, by S.Key, Art Gallery of Toronto, 1950; September Gale, a Study of Arthur Lismer, by J.McLeish, Dent and Sons, 1955; Bright Land - A Warm Look at Arthur Lismer, by L.Darroch, Merritt Pub., 1981; Arthur Lismer Nova Scotia, 1916-1919, by G.Kelly, Dalhousie Art Gallery, 1983; Canadian Jungle: the Later Works of Arthur Lismer, by D.Reid, A.G.O., 1985; A New Angle on Canadian Art, by I.Thom, McMichael Canadian Collection, 1985; N.G.C. Vol.III, by R.Hubbard, pg.172; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.244; biography in Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, by E.Benezit, Tome 6, pg.694; The Group of Seven in Western Canada, by C.Mastin, pg.44