Lot # 261
Fall 2016 - 4th Session Live auction

Emily Carr
BCSFA CGP 1871 - 1945 Canadian

Alert Bay (with Welcome Figure)
oil on canvas circa 1912
signed and on verso inscribed "1402" and stamped with the Dominion Gallery stamp twice
25 3/4 x 18 3/8 in  65.4 x 46.7cm

Provenance:
Dominion Gallery, Montreal
Private Collection
Kenneth G. Heffel Fine Art Inc., Vancouver
Peter and Joanne Brown Collection, Vancouver, acquired from the above in 1983

Literature:
Doris Shadbolt, Emily Carr, 1990, reproduced page 106
Gerta Moray, Northwest Coast Native Culture and the Early Indian Paintings of Emily Carr, 1899 - 1913, Doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto, 1993, listed page 15 and reproduced, unpaginated, catalogue #E.1/31
Peter Macnair and Jay Stewart, To the Totem Forests: Emily Carr and Contemporaries Interpret Coastal Villages, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1999, a photograph of this Alert Bay scene in the collection of the Royal BC Museum and a 1912 watercolour entitled Thunderbird of Wawkyas: Pole & Housefront, Alert Bay, BC in the collection of the BC Archives, a view of this scene from a different angle, reproduced page 17 and listed page 44
Charles C. Hill et al., Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon, National Gallery of Canada, 2006, a 1912 oil on canvas entitled Street, Alert Bay, a view of the same section of street seen from the opposite direction, reproduced page 145, plate 105, catalogue #32

Gerta Moray, Unsettling Encounters: First Nations Imagery in the Art of Emily Carr, 2006, a circa 1908 - 1909 watercolour of this view entitled Alert Bay reproduced page 165
For full cataloguing, essay and images in PDF format please click here

Estimate: $900,000 ~ $1,200,000 CAD  
Sold for: $1,062,000 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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