Lot Sale Results

Frederick Simpson Coburn
Fall 2009 - 2nd Session Live auction

Lot # 295

Frederick Simpson Coburn
AAM RCA 1871 - 1960 Canadian

Laurentian Winter
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1931 and on verso certified by Watson Art Galleries Inventory #876552 and stamped Kastel Gallery
15 1/2 x 18 1/4 in  38.7 x 46.3cm

Watson Art Galleries, Montreal
Kastel Gallery, Montreal
Private Collection, Quebec

Evelyn Lloyd Coburn, F.S. Coburn: Beyond the Landscape, 1996, page 76

By 1931, success and recognition were firmly established for Coburn. In earlier years, innovative Quebec painters such as Morrice, Cullen and Coburn himself had difficulty in finding acceptance for their work due to the prevailing bias towards traditional European painting. Although Coburn trained in Europe - in Germany and Paris - he was influenced by the fresh colour and light of the revolutionary Impressionists. However, the Group of Seven awakened appreciation for Canadian landscape, and Watson Art Galleries in Montreal built a market for Coburn’s winter scenes. Although Watson catered to the demand for European work to survive, he persevered in marketing Canadian artists. Coburn’s work, “with its acres of snow, vivid blue skies, shifting clouds, birches and fir trees” populated by habitants and their horses and sleighs, was deeply expressive of what was truly unique about rural Quebec.

Estimate: $15,000 ~ $20,000 CAD

Sold For: $19,890.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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