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Henrietta Mabel May
L'automne 2010 - 2e séance Vente en salle

Lot # 112

Henrietta Mabel May
ARCA BCSA BHG CGP 1877 - 1971 Canadian

Afternoon Picnic
oil on canvas circa 1915
signed and on verso signed
14 1/4 x 18 1/4 pouces  36.2 x 46.3cm

Acquired directly from the Artist
By descent to the present Private Collection, Montreal

Mabel May’s style was greatly influenced by her 1912 trip to Europe with fellow painter Emily Coonan. Visiting France, England and Holland, the two artists spent their time painting and studying the works in art galleries and museums. It was in France that they saw the work of the Impressionists; their brilliant use of light and colour and dappled, sun-drenched works had an immediate effect on May. She began to use similar techniques in her paintings, exploring the effects of sunlight on fabric and faces, through leaves and on grass. Her works have an airy, delicate feeling, depicting charmed family moments and scenes of genteel refinement.

She is recalled as a lively and happy person who took absolute joy in her work. May was a founding member of the Beaver Hall Group of painters; she was an important pioneer for women’s art in Canada, and was dubbed the Emily Carr of Montreal.

Estimation: 40,000 $ ~ 60,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 187,200.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)

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