Lot 50

TEMAGAMI, oil on panel, titled, dated “June 1939” and certified by the artist’s wife on the reverse,
8.50" x 10.51"
21.60 x 26.70

Est. $18000/22000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 05/30/2016

Provenance: Private Collection, Toronto

Literature: A.Y. Jackson, Banting as an Artist, The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1943, pages 11 and 43.

Note: Reminiscing about Frederick Banting for an essay accompanying the 1943 Hart House exhibition following Banting’s death, A.Y. Jackson recounts “I remember him telling me about going to a store for colours, not knowing which colours he needed... Things were not going well and trying his hand at painting had no more serious purpose than to pass the time.” Years later however, Jackson admitted “from the mere amateur, Banting was developing into a vigorous painter. Apart from a few canvases painted at home, most of his work was painted on small birch panels, out-of-doors, under all kinds of weather conditions. He was learning to simplify and keep his colours fresh.”

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