ArtworksJohn LittleRue de la Visitation avec Eglise St-Pierre, Montreal, 19611928 -CAD 16,000
Inscriptionssigned and dated, 'JOHN LITTLE/'61' (lower right); titled, signed and dated, 'SKETCH / Rue de la Visitation / avec Eglise St. Pierre/John P. Little/ 61' (verso)
ProvenanceGalerie Eric Klinkhoff, Montreal
Private collection, Toronto
The subject here is one that finds at the end of the street The Church of St Peter the Apostle, beyond which an entire neighborhood had been razed in the spirit of urban renewal to make way for the Radio Canada CBC tower office and acres of parking lot. Our painting captures what for Little is the essence of Montreal that he could only save in paint on canvas.
This composition is paired in a style of a post Impressionism, temperament Little employed for 6 or 7 years during which he painted what the market suggests are his most sought after works.