Inscriptionssigned, 'Anthony Law' (lower right); titled, described, dated and signed, 'Colourful Skaters Ahead of Williams Lake, Halifax, Nova Scotia /24" x 30" Painted on Belgian linen canvas. Painted February 1991 / C. Anthony Law' (verso, upper horizontal stretcher)
ProvenanceKensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary.
Galerie Alan Klinkhoff, Montreal.
In recognition of his work at the university and his contribution to the arts generally in Nova Scotia, Law was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by Saint Mary’s University in 1981. ‘Much of the high level of activity in the arts in Nova Scotia is due to his interest and enthusiasm,’ reads the citation for the degree (1). ‘Through his many talents and accomplishments as a naval officer and war artist, as a painter of renown, and as a promoter of the arts, he has contributed beyond telling to the cultural life of this university, this city, this province and this nation. (2)’
1. As paraphrased by Bernard Riordon in “C. Anthony Law: a Retrospective” (Halifax, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: 1989), 14.
2. Honorary degree Doctor of Letters Citation to Anthony Francis Law, DSC, CD, RCN (Ret’d), 11 May 1981, cited in Lieutenant Commander Jessup, Pat, C. Anthony Law And ‘an Artist’s Paradise’, Thesis (Saint Mary's University,Halifax: 2009), 133. http://forposterityssake.ca/RCN-DOCS/TONY-LAW-THESIS-by-Pat-Jessup-LCdr, RCN.pdf.