Winter Season Launch: 19 January 2017
Key Works Unlocked: Peel and Suzor-Coté highlights two paintings in the Agnes collection: Paul Peel’s While Baby Sleeps and Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté’s Wet Snow, Arthabaska. Peel and Suzor-Coté were among the first Canadian artists to study abroad. While Peel became a master of Academic painting, Suzor-Coté applied an Impressionist palette to the surrounding countryside of his Quebec hometown. This exhibition also delves into the mysteries of art-world authorship and authenticity, drawing upon research by graduate students in the Art Conservation Program at Queen’s University.
Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Wet Snow, Arthabaska, around 1919, oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs Ruth Soloway, 2012 (55-004.45) Photo: Bernard Clark
Paul Peel, While Baby Sleeps, 1888, oil on canvas. Gift from the estate of Mabel E. Segsworth, through the Queen’s University Art Foundation, 1944 (00-118) Photo: Bernard Clark