Brome Lake, Eastern Townships, 1930 (circa)
Inscriptionstitled by the artist in sepia ink, "Brome Lake, Eastern Townships" (verso, upper centre); with black ink stamp, "L'ECOLE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE MONTREAL CANADA" (verso, upper right); inscribed in black ink in an unknown hand, "Owned by / Helen R. McGregor." (verso, lower right); inscribed in blue ink in an unknown hand, "4602A" (verso, upper right).
ProvenancePOSSIBLY Watson Galleries, Montreal;
With Laing Fine Art Galleries Limited, Toronto, as "Brome Lake";
Ex. Coll. Helen R. McGregor;
Private Collection, Alberta.
ExhibitionsPOSSIBLY: Watson Art Galleries, Montreal, 53rd exhibition [Watson Art Galleries : Robinson, Newton, Wyle], November 1931, cat. no. 3, as "A Summer Day: Brome Lake, $75.00."
A listing of the November 1931 exhibition at Watson Galleries in Montreal, the 53rd exhibition [Watson Art Galleries : Robinson, Newton, Wyle],  illustrates that a number of Robinson’s Brome Lake pictures were exhibited.
A 1931 Montreal Gazette review of the above exhibition reads, “Albert Robinson with his landscapes makes a good showing and his interpretation of nature is bracing in effect. He is not afraid of using paint and he puts it on with good decision. Quebec province has been his sketching ground and the products of his excursions have, on the whole, been generally happy. [...] These paintings form the most important representation of Mr. Robinson’s art seen in many years” .
Another anonymous critic of the The Montreal Daily Star writes, “Mr. Robinson's thirty pictures are all of places in this province and represent some of his newest work. [..] they are less formal and have far more freedom, more atmosphere and greater strength and depth of coloring than used to be in his work, so that they combine a good deal of truth with some admirable effects of pattern in color” .
1. Watson Art Galleries, Montreal, 53rd exhibition [Watson Art Galleries : Robinson, Newton, Wyle], (s.l. [Montreal?]: s.n., 1931], Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, record no. b1017183, unpaginated
2. “Triple Art Shoe Possess Appeal”, The Montreal Gazette, Monday 16 November 1931, Vol. CLX, No. 277, p. 13)
3. “Three Artists Join in Exhibit Of Recent Work”, The Montreal Daily Star, Nov. 1931, p. 93
(Joan Murray, “Albert Robinson — Rescued from Christmas Card Land” in Canadian Collector, Toronto, May 1983, p. 31-33.)