ArtworksClarence A. GagnonFerme du rang Saint-Laurent, Baie Saint-Paul, 1924 (circa)1881-1942CAD 45,000
Inscriptionstitled and dated by Lucile Rodier Gagnon on her inventory label, ‘Ferme du rang Saint-Laurent, Baie St. Paul (vers 1924)’ and numbered ‘327’ (verso); thumbprint (verso, upper right)
Estate of the artist, Lucile Rodier Gagnon Inventory No. 327, as Ferme du rang Saint-Laurent, Baie St. Paul
The Collection of Mitzi and Mel Dobrin
ExhibitionsKitchener-Waterloo, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Clarence Gagnon, RCA, LL.D, 1881- 1942, January 7 - February 6, 1966.The small snow scenes show the painter's impressive skill in chiselling shapes with light, which can also illuminate the entire painted surface, as in "Ferme du rang Saint-Laurent, Baie-Saint-Paul," circa 1924 (#9). The same location would later inspire other views, including a depiction from farther away, the superb pochade that is part of the Thomson Collection in Toronto. 
 Painted during the same period, this pochade from the Thomson Collection (PC0853) was also listed in the inventory prepared in Westmount in 1942 (#75) by Lucile Rodier Gagnon.
Michèle Grandbois, “Clarence Gagnon Master of Small Landscape Paintings,” in The Collection of Mitzi and Mel Dobrin, edited by Alan Klinkhoff Gallery (Montreal/Toronto: Alan Klinkhoff Gallery, 2020), 53-54.