Carl Renzius: artist and sportsman. Toronto, Warwick Publishing, 2001.
169 p. Illus.
- 144 - “Western Sunlight, Last Mountain Lake, 1911”
“…remind me [RS] or paintings with similar treatment…by
the Canadian landscape painter and illustrator, C.W. Jefferys…
in particular, Jefferys’ Western Sunlight..”
“…Rungius’s Fall Round-up…could be the American cousins of
the old-timer astride his pinto in Jefferys’s [sic] In the Valley of
the Qu’Appelle (“Andante”). For Jefferys, as for Rungius, in the
west there was ‘one line only, the horizon, which heat shimmers
frayed and tattered. No line distinguishes the way grey-green sage
interrupted the sallow, pale luster of the short grass, not the way
hill turned from sunshine into browning purple shades. Here no
perspective provided depth and distance.’ Did these two
contemporaries know of one another’s work? Not likely, though
they shared a hero in Frederic Remington…”