BlogSeptember 21, 2018
Independent scholar Lucie Dorais, M.A. reflects on the pochade Study for "Effet de neige, Montréal", 1906 by James Wilson Morrice, which was offered for sale by Alan Klinkhoff Gallery.
BlogApril 21, 2016
Scholar Lucie Dorais reflects on a delicate James Wilson Morrice pochade, likely painted during a trip to Italy in the early 1900s.
BlogAugust 4, 2011By Lucie Dorais
This sketch by James Wilson Morrice, a real jewel, however is not directly related to any known drawing or canvas. Although hard to date exactly, it is very typical of the kind of "Etudes" that he showed in Paris after 1905. Since it is signed there is a strong likelihood that he did exhibit this fine composition. Because he was a bit shy, drank a lot and did not leave any personal papers, James Wilson Morrice was often described as being 'mysterious', from which some authors have deducted that he was a sad character... Quite the opposite!
BlogJune 9, 2010By Lucie Dorais
This lovely little pochade of Dufferin Terrace painted in late June 1910 is both a quintessential James Wilson Morrice and an extremely rare summer Quebec subject by him. Although he spent all his professional life in Paris, Morrice often joined his family in Montreal for Christmas. However, soon after the New Year, he would leave to work in Quebec City or the Côte de Beaupré, alone or with painter friends; his few visits in summer, in 1903 and 1910, are less well known.