Group of Seven mem­ber’s sketch for sale

Toronto Star - - ENTERTAINMENT & LIFE -

A 1912 sketch from Group of Seven mem­ber J.E.H. MacDon­ald is head­ing to the auc­tion block.

Tracks and Traf­fic will be among the works up for sale at Con­signor Cana­dian Fine Art’s fall auc­tion sched­uled for Nov. 22.

The can­vas based on this sketch was in­cluded in the re­cent Lawren Harris ex­hi­bi­tion cu­rated by Steve Martin at the Art Gallery of On­tario and is part of the AGO’s col­lec­tion.

Tracks and Traf­fic pro­vides a glimpse of Toronto more than a cen­tury ago, de­pict­ing a scene from the Har­bourfront neigh­bour­hood dur­ing the in­dus­trial pe­riod.

MacDon­ald and Harris were close friends and of­ten painted to­gether in Toronto. Tracks and Traf­fic was cre­ated months af­ter the two artists met in late 1911 and eight years be­fore the Group of Seven was formed.

Harris sketched the scene from an­other an­gle, sug­gest­ing that the two artists could have been to­gether dur­ing the paint­ing ex­pe­di­tion.

Tracks and Traf­fic is ex­pected to fetch be­tween $200,000 and $250,000.

Other items up for sale in­clude works from Jock MacDon­ald, Jean Paul Riopelle, Tom Thom­son, and Franklin Carmichael and A.J. Cas­son.

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