Approaching Storm, Qu’Appelle Valley
- A Storm on the Prairies
- Allegro Maestoso
Oil on Canvas
146 cm. x 91 cm.
Signed l.l.: C.W. JEFFERYS '11
Estate of the Artist
(1912 – for sale at CNE Dept. of Fine Arts, Aug 24-Sept. 9, 1912, asking $600.00 - unsold)
By descent to Margaret and Harold Stacey, Willowdale, Ontario
- 1911 - R.C.A. 33rth annual exhibit, Nov.
- 1911 - O.S.A. April 1911, possibly
- 1912 - Arts and Letters Club, April
- 1912 - Canadian National Exhibition
- 1912 - R.C.A. group show, Civic Art Gallery, Winnipeg
- 1977 - Agnes Etherington Gallery, Nov. 7 – Dec. 12, 1976, then circulating Aug. 12, 1977 – cat#38
- 1978 - Ontario Legislative Building, July 1-Sept. 1, 1978
- 1984 - Western Sunlight: C. W. Jefferys on the Canadian Prairies - 1984, cat. 33
- 1991 - Barbican Art Gallery, London, “The True North”, cat. #59, 1991
- 2002 - McMichael Gallery – “Qu’Appelle: Tale of Two Valleys”, cat. # 104
- 2013 - National Gallery of Canada, “Artists, Architects, Artisans: Canadian Art 1890-1918”, Nov. 2013 – Feb. 2014
- Canadian National Exhibition. Catalogue of Department of Fine Arts. Toronto, CNE, 1912. illus. p. 55-56
- Extensive coverage, p. 34-35 in Stacey’s Western Sunlight, q.v.
- Goddard, Peter. “Little art show from the prairie: McMichael gallery tells
taleof Qu’Appelle Valley.” In Toronto Star, 9 March 2002, p. J15. Illus.
“Ring and Stacey point out that a good number of the pieces come from private collections and have been rarely seen by the public. A range of work comes from British-born landscape specialist C.W. Jefferys, most notably a large pair of impressionistic canvases making up half of his Prairie Sonata group (1910-1911.”
- Restored by June Bramall, 1972. Condition: In a letter to MWS from Agnes Etherington Art Centre curator Frances Smith:
“As I mentioned to Robert, there is a surface scratch, 5 cm long, on A Storm on the Prairie, situated 21 cm in from left edged and 9 cm from the bottom. This appeared for the first time in the condition report (outgoing) from the Glenbow-Alberta Institute and must have occurred there. It is not a serious scratch, but you should be aware of it.”See also condition reports 2013 and 2014, from National Gallery of Canada.