Artwork by John Geoffrey Caruthers Little,  Côte St. Marc, Quebec
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Consignor Canadian Fine Art
326 Dundas St West
Toronto ON M5T 1G5
Ph. 1(416)479-9703

Lot #4

John Little
Côte St. Marc, Quebec

oil on canvas board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated 1968 on the reverse
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

Estimated: $10,000.00 - $15,000.00

Provenance:
Private Collection, Montreal
In the artist’s iconic warm sepia tones, “Côte St. Marc, Quebec” captures the nostalgia and quiet of a near empty street. With particular attention paid to the forced perspective, architectural details and a calm atmospheric quality to the urban landscape, John Little places the viewer within the scene as the buildings and snow banks line our periphery. The small scale of this work emphasizes not only the tightness of composition, but also references vintage photographs and snap shots of a time gone by, instilling a further sense of charmed nostalgia. With a decidedly inhabited depiction of the quiet street with a single figure walking in the background, the viewer is both current participant and witness to the past.
Sale Date: May 29th 2018

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Consignor Canadian Fine Art
326 Dundas St West
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Ph. 1(416)479-9703


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John Geoffrey Caruthers Little
(1928) ARCA

Born in Montreal, Little studied under Arthur Lismer and Goodridge Roberts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. He later attended the Art Student's League in New York City. His cityscape paintings are set in Old Quebec and Montreal. His works document old-world streets and architecture with assurance and individuality. He became an associate of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1961.