ArtworksMarc-Aurèle FortinEtude (Laval-des-Rapides), 1921 (circa)1888-1970CAD 55,000
Inscriptionssigned, 'M. A. Fortin' (lower right); titled and signed 'Etude / M. A. Fortin' (verso, mid-lower right); label, printed and inscribed, 'galerie l'art français / (inscribed in pencil) 5136' (verso, lower left); label, printed and inscribed in black ink, possibly from artist's hand, "Désign: Peinture /Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 16 7/8 / Titre: Étude / Auteur: M. A. Fortin " (verso, lower left)
Galerie L'Art Français, Montreal.
Private collection, Quebec.
Private collection, Mount Royal, Quebec.
Alan Klinkhoff Gallery;
Acquired from the above by the present private collection, Toronto, March 19, 2019.
“By the end of the 1920s, Fortin was well on his way to becoming one of the artists instrumental in setting the markers of modernism in the arts as it was taking shape in Quebec”, Professor Esther Trépanier, of the Department of Art History at University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), wrote in 2006. Assisted in her research by Mme. Kathleen Vézina, a doctoral student at UQAM, Professor Trépanier provided important original research in an essay to accompany a fine collection of M.A. Fortin artwork we exhibited at our original family art gallery, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff. Etude (Laval-des-Rapides) is testimony to the lyricism in his composition and his strength of colour.
 Esther Trépanier & Kathleen Vézina. Marc-Aurèle Fortin as Seen by His Contemporaries, in Alan Klinkhoff Gallery Inc., Marc-Aurèle Fortin Retrospective Exhibition (Montreal: Alan Klinkhoff Gallery Inc., 2006), p. 21of 2