Lot # 118
Fall 2017 - 2nd Session Live auction

Lawren Stewart Harris
ALC BCSFA CGP FCA G7 OSA RPS TPG 1885 - 1970 Canadian

Mountains East of Maligne Lake
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1925 and on verso signed twice, titled and inscribed on the frame "Group 7" / "Lawren Harris" (twice) / "8" (circled) and "North Shore Lake Superior" (crossed out)
40 1/2 x 52 1/4 in  102.9 x 132.7cm

Provenance:
Collection of the Artist
On loan to Victoria College Women’s Residence to 1944
Art Gallery of Toronto, extended loan, 1944 - 1957
Laing Galleries, Toronto
Acquired from the above in 1959 by a Private Collector, England
By descent to the present Private Collection, England

Literature:
Augustus Bridle, The Toronto Star Weekly, January 10, 1925
Augustus Bridle, “Group of Seven Disdainful of Prettiness – New Art Aims at Sublimity,” The Toronto Daily Star, May 6, 1926
Augustus Bridle, “Group of Seven Betray No Signs of Repentance,” The Toronto Star Weekly, May 8, 1926
Fred Jacob, “New Member Is Added to Group of Seven,” The Mail & Empire, May 8, 1926
R.C. Reade, “They Have Taken Photography and Wrung Its Neck,” The Toronto Star Weekly, May 22, 1926, illustrated
Bertram Brooker, “Canada’s Modern Art Movement,” The Canadian Forum, vol. 6, no. 69, June 1926, pages 276 - 279
Grace Luckhart, “The Group of Seven,” The Daily Province, August 16, 1928, page 6
“ ‘Group of Seven’ Exhibit Under Heavy Fire,” The Daily Province, August 26, 1928
Dorothy G. Taylor, “The Art Gallery,” The British Columbian, September 6, 1928
A.Y. Jackson, A Painter's Country: The Autobiography of A.Y. Jackson, 1958, page 87

Exhibited:
Art Gallery of Toronto, Exhibitions of the Group of Seven & Art in French Canada, May 7 - 31, 1926, titled as Mountains, priced at $750, catalogue #19
Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, Canadian Paintings, August 27 - September 10, 1927, titled as Mountain, priced at $750, catalogue #148
Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, Pacific Exhibition, August 12 - 22, 1928, titled as Mountain Picture, priced at $700, catalogue #35
Fine Arts Gallery, New Westminster Provincial Exhibition, September 6, 1928
Edmonton Museum of Arts, Loan Exhibition, October 29 - November 3, 1928, titled as Mountain Picture, catalogue #18
Public Museum, Calgary, Art Loan Exhibit, December 1928
The Fine Art Galleries, T. Eaton Co. Ltd., Toronto, Exhibition of Canadian Paintings, circa 1932, titled as Mountains - Jasper Park, priced at $750, catalogue #28
Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr and the Group of Seven, May 12, 2007 - April 6, 2008
Vancouver Art Gallery, Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary, March 1 - May 4, 2014
Vancouver Art Gallery, extended ten-year-loan, May 2007 - April 2017

Literature continued:

Charles C. Hill, The Group of Seven: Art for a Nation, National Gallery of Canada, 1995, page 213

Paul Duval, Lawren Harris: Where the Universe Sings, 2011, page 21



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Estimate: $2,500,000 ~ $3,500,000 CAD  

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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