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Lawren Stewart Harris

Lawren Stewart Harris
L'automne 2010 - 2e séance Vente en salle

Lot # 164

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

Country North of Lake Superior, Northern Sketch XXV
oil on board circa 1921 ~ 1926
signed and on verso signed twice, titled on the artist’s label and on the Dominion Gallery label, inscribed in graphite with the Doris Mills Inventory #6/25 and "14" and with the Harris symbol and stamped Dominion Gallery
10 1/2 x 13 7/8 pouces  26.7 x 35.2cm

Provenance:
Dominion Gallery, Montreal, inventory #F1288, acquired on May 29, 1951 for $250
Estate of Theodosia Dawes Bond Thornton, Montreal

Référence:
Doris Mills, L.S. Harris Inventory, 1936, listed, location noted as the Studio Building
Theodosia Dawes Bond Thornton, Personal Art Collection Catalogue, reproduced, unpaginated, catalogue #R31

Theodosia Dawes Bond Thornton was a discriminating woman whose vast collection of artwork contained landscapes depicting places that were of personal significance to her. This rhythmic Lawren Harris scene of rolling, tumbled rock and yellow trees was in her collection. The patterning of the purple-red rock is an interesting contrast to the yellow trees, which we can assume are tamarack larches in their glorious fall colour. Larches are deciduous conifers, with needles that act like leaves. They first turn a light, golden yellow, then fade to saffron yellow and are finally shed, leaving the branches bare over the winter months. Tamaracks are tough and very cold hardy. They grow in the less hospitable places, above the deciduous tree line in the west, and in exposed, harsh regions such as this cliff face in Lake Superior country in the east, where they put on a glorious annual display. Similar in palette to Harris’s magnificent canvas Waterfall, Algoma, in the collection of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, this work is a close-up depiction of a similar place in the fall – with its waterfalls dry and the trees golden.

Estimation: 80,000 $ ~ 120,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 81,900.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)


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