Lot # 039
Fall 2017 - 1st Session Live auction

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

Composition 10
oil on canvas 1937
on verso signed, inscribed "Vancouver, BC" and stamped Lawren Harris LSH Holdings Ltd. 79
40 x 32 1/4 in  101.6 x 81.9cm

Provenance:
Collection of the Artist
LSH Holdings Ltd., Vancouver
Martin Diamond Fine Art, New York, 1983
Heffel Gallery Limited, Vancouver, 1990
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, 1993 - 1996
Sold sale of Canadian Art, Joyner Fine Art, November 15, 1996, lot 58
Private Collection, Victoria

Literature:
Augustus Bridle, "Canadian Art Group Opens 1937 Salon," The Toronto Daily Star, November 19, 1937, page 9
American Art Today: Gallery of American Art Today, New York World’s Fair, National Arts Society, no. 211, 1939, reproduced page 92
Alfred Morang, “Lauren [sic] Harris, Tireless Experimenter,” New Mexico Daily Examiner, circa 1939, reproduced upside-down
Alfred Morang, “100 Artists Show Vitality of Southwest Art in Fiesta Show,” The Santa Fe New Mexican, September 1, 1939, page 1
Paul Duval, "Lawren Harris's Switch to Abstract Art Annoys Some, Stimulates Others," Saturday Night, no. 54, October 9, 1948, reproduced page 2, titled as Mountain Form No. 6
Charles C. Hill, Canadian Painting in the 1930s, National Gallery of Canada, 1975, page 79, note 80
Barbara Gallati, "Lawren Harris," Arts Magazine, vol. 58, no. 5, January 1984, titled as Painting #79, page 50
Dennis Reid, Atma Buddhi Manas: The Later Work of Lawren S. Harris, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1985, pages 26, 30 and

Exhibited:
Canadian Group of Painters, Toronto, November 19 – December 19, 1937, traveling in 1938 to Montreal and Ottawa, titled as Composition – 10, catalogue #32
New York World's Fair, American Art Today, 1939, catalogue #211
Fiesta Show, Santa Fe, August - September 1939
Vancouver Art Gallery, 15th Annual British Columbia Artists’ Exhibition, September 21 - October 13, 1946, titled as Mountain Form VI, catalogue #52
Little Centre, Victoria, Exhibition of Abstract Paintings by Lawren Harris, October 29 - November 17, 1946, titled as Mountain Form VI, catalogue #1
Art Gallery of Toronto, Harris, October 16 – November 14, 1948, titled as Abstract Painting, catalogue #70
Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, Lawren Harris, March 19 - April 2, 1958, traveling to the Elsie Perrin Williams Memorial Art Museum, London, Ontario
Martin Diamond Fine Arts, New York, Lawren Harris (1885 - 1970): Paintings of the Late Thirties, November 8 – December 10, 1983 (reproduced on the exhibition invitati

Literature continued:
Peter Larisey, Light for a Cold Land: Lawren Harris’s Work and Life - An Interpretation, 1993, pages 133 and 135, reproduced plate 41
Megan Bice, The Informing Spirit: Art of the American Southwest and West Coast Canada, 1925 - 1945, 1994, pages 82 and 165, dated circa 1937, reproduced plate 83
Andrew Hunter, Lawren Stewart Harris: A Painter's Progress, The Americas Society, 2000, page 68, reproduced figure 35, page 53
James King, Inward Journey: The Life of Lawren Harris, 2012, page 267
Steve Martin et al., The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris, Art Gallery of Ontario, 2015, reproduced figure 39, page 131
Exhibited continued:
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Atma Buddhi Manas: The Later Work of Lawren Harris, September 27 - November 24, 1985, traveling in 1986 to the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, catalogue #23
London Regional Art Gallery, The Logic of Ecstasy, March 10 - April 22, 1990, titled as Untitled #79, catalogue #41
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, The Informing Spirit, January 30 - April 17, 1994, traveling in 1994 – 1995 to the Vancouver Art Gallery; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; and Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, catalogue #83

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Estimate: $300,000 ~ $400,000 CAD  

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