Buchanan, Donald, ed. Canadian painters from Paul Kane to the Group of Seven.
London, Phaidon,1944. 25 p. plus 87 plates. Illus.
- 10-11 - “Public recognition came the same year  when a group of his sketches were shown there [A&L Club].
Charles W. Jefferys wrote then as follows: ‘Mr. MacDonald’s art is native –
as native as the rocks, or the snow, or pine trees, or the lumber drive
that are so largely his themes. He seems to be able to forget what other
men have selected, and how other men have expressed themselves, and
in an age of such universal information as ours, and a country so provincial
and imitative in its tastes as Canada, these are rare qualities’. Jefferys,
who wrote this, had been an illustrator of competence in New York. Later
he had returned to Toronto, and by 1905, he had begun to paint various
compositions, clear and simple, of western prairies.”
- 15 - “In Toronto, MacDonald in the spring of the following year has his
work shown for the first time at the annual exhibition of the Ontario
Society of Artists. But more prominently displayed on the walls are
paintings by Jefferys of western and prairies scenes… These particular
canvases provide tentative notes of a new but strictly naturalistic
approach to Canadian landscape.”
- 23-24 - “Charles W. Jefferys, R.C.A. (1869- )
“Born in Rochester, England. Came to Canada in 1881, and
settled in Toronto, where he studied art. Later he worked for some
years as illustrator in New York. President of Graphic Arts Club,
Toronto, 1903-4. Elected R.C.A. 1926. Worked for the Canadian
War Memorials, 1916-1918.
Plate 24: Prairie Trail (1918) 25 ½ by 30 ½ . The Art Gallery
plate 24: “Prairie trail”
- 85 - ‘Index of artists…Jefferys, Charles W., No. 24”