House at Sunset

Georges Delfosse

BIRTH YEAR 1869
BIRTH PLACE Saint-Henri-de-Mascouche, Quebec
DEATH YEAR 1939
DEATH PLACE Montreal, Quebec

When was the last time you stopped to watch the sunset? Take a moment to bask in the soft glow of sundown in Georges Delfosse’s chalk pastel work, House at Sunset. Born in Mascouche, QC in 1869, painter and illustrator Georges Delfosse had a knack for capturing light and colour. Delfosse made his success as an artist in Montreal, and throughout his almost 60-year career, he created over 3,000 works, including paintings, many church murals and frescoes, pastels, and watercolours.

MEDIUM Chalk pastel on paper
DATE c. 1920
DIMENSIONS 28.6cm x 24.9cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 0309
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A pastel illustration of a house in middle-ground with a person standing outside it, and a tree in front of the house in the foreground. Executed in blue, brown, and yellow-orange colours.

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