Richard Jack A. R. A. (England 1866 - Died in Montreal, Quebec, 1952)
Edmond Dyonnet, circa 1930
Oil on paste board
Image : 59.7 x 49.5 cm (23" 1/2 x 19" 1/2)
With frame : 80.7 x 70.5 cm (31" 3/4 x 27" 3/4)
Signed Richard Jack lower right
The lower part of the painting bearing a horizontal band with (still) visible Made in Canada between series of letters and stamped logo.
Richard Jack was a painter of portraits, figure subjects, interiors and landscapes. Studied at York School of Art (U.K.); won a National Scholarship to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1886; studied in Paris at the Académie Julian and Atelier Colarossi under Bouguereau and Robert-Fleury. On his return to London in the early 1890s worked for a time for a literary and humorous magazine The Idler and for Cassell's - a Victorian Periodical - as a black-and-white artist. Awarded a Silver Medal at the Paris International Exhibition 1900 and at Pittsburgh 1914. From about 1930 worked in Canada.
Edmond Dyonnet (France 1859 - Canada 1954) was a painter and a teacher who arrived to Canada in 1875; his work hangs in most major Canadian Galleries.