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Lawren Stewart Harris

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

Lot # 160

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

Woods, Algoma
oil on panel circa 1918
signed and on verso signed, titled, inscribed "11" and stamped Dominion Gallery
10 1/2 x 14 pouces  26.7 x 35.6cm

Provenance:
Dominion Gallery, Montreal, inventory #D1288, acquired May 29, 1951 for $250
Estate of Theodosia Dawes Bond Thornton, Montreal

Référence:
Theodosia Dawes Bond Thornton, Personal Art Collection Catalogue, reproduced, unpaginated, catalogue #R33

Theodosia Dawes Bond Thornton was an accomplished artist in needlepoint, and this Lawren Harris painting, with its tapestry-like patterning, may have appealed to her for this reason. Additionally, it depicts the lush variety of colour and pattern in the Algoma woods, and Mrs. Thornton was a knowledgeable self-taught botanist. The tall conifers in the scene form a stately backdrop for the tamaracks, seen in a variety of greens from a soft apple green to a bright yellow-green, hues through which tamarack needles move as the days grow shorter. The shrubs in the foreground are jauntily painted. This sketch dates from 1918, and has much in common with the work of Tom Thomson, with whom Harris had been painting until Thomson’s sudden and tragic death the year before. The sky, painted in after the trees were demarked, overlaps the tree boughs in some areas, as does the ochre of the deciduous trees behind the pines on the left. These were the methods of Thomson, to whom Harris might be paying homage in this work.

Estimation: 70,000 $ ~ 90,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 99,450.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)


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