Art canadien printemps 2008 Vente en salle
Lot # 018
BCSFA RCA 1871 - 1945 Canadian
Beached Boat on a West Coast Seashore
watercolour on paper circa 1908
7 1/4 x 11 pouces 18.4 x 27.9cm
Mrs. Clark Abbott
Private Collection, Vancouver
Carr lived in Vancouver from 1906 until 1910, teaching and painting in such locations as Stanley Park. In 1907, she took a pivotal trip from Vancouver to Skagway, Alaska, visiting native villages there. In her books Growing Pains and The Heart of a Peacock, Carr revealed that this trip changed the course of her work by awakening a desire to document the heritage of coastal native peoples. In 1908, Carr made excursions to Alert Bay and Campbell River, and began painting images of native sites. During this year, she also traveled up Howe Sound to sketch at Britannia Beach and then across to Buccaneer Bay on the Sechelt Peninsula. This fine classic West Coast watercolour balances the cool blues and greys with warm tones of wood and beach sand. It has an exquisitely moody sky, and the soft light pouring through the clouds dramatically highlights the dark island in the centre. Carr’s unique expression of the West Coast landscape and native sites would undergo numerous transformations, her body of work ultimately making her one of Canada’s greatest artists.
Included with this lot are two photocopies of letters of authenticity from Doris Shadbolt, one dated December 11, 1977 and the other dated January 21, 1978.
Estimation: 25,000 $ ~ 35,000 $ CAN
S'est vendu pour: 48,875.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)