Inscriptionssigned, ‘J.Fox’ (lower left); inscribed ‘MONTREAL STREET/ OIL ON LINEN/ 1959, JOHN R. FOX/ 30 X 24 INCHES/ PF314’ (verso, centre)
Estate of the artist;
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal;
Acquired from the above by Private collection, Montreal, August 13, 2010.
Montreal, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., John Fox : Retrospective Exhibition, 11-25 September, 2010, no. 4;
Montreal, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Important Canadian Art, 13 August - 12 September 2010.
Documentaries, his paintings are not. Fox was living on a small street called Selkirk just north of Sherbrooke Street at St Mathieu, just a few hundred meters west of our Montreal location today. Looking at this painting, this is most assuredly inspired by a view looking toward a complex of greystone buildings on Sherbrooke Street which were developed some 15 years ago incorporating a 20 storey condominium. It is now known as the Beaux Arts Condominiums, a prestigious Montreal address in the Golden Square Mile.