J. E. H. MACDONALD
1873 - 1932
 
Dredge at Wharfside Toronto
10" x 8.5"
$72,800

 

Using a closed frame by squeezing a variety of subjects in such a tight space, MacDonald captures the feel of densely-packed industrialism in this painting of the dredges used to create Toronto’s waterfront. The brown earth foreground, grey sky, and mostly dark earthen tones, give the painting a very gritty edge, and give a sense of purpose and life to the inanimate objects it portrays.