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Edward John (E.J.) Hughes
Printemps 2015 - 1ère séance Vente en salle

Lot # 051

Edward John (E.J.) Hughes
BCSFA CGP OC RCA 1913 - 2007 Canadian

South of Chilliwack, BC
watercolour on paper
signed and dated 1962 and on verso signed, titled and dated
15 x 18 pouces  38.1 x 45.7cm

Provenance:
Dominion Gallery, Montreal
Sold sale of Important Canadian Paintings, Drawings, Watercolours, Books and Prints of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Sotheby Parke Bernet, October 18, 1976, lot 23
The Art Emporium, Vancouver
Private Collection, Florida

Référence:
Jacques Barbeau, The E.J. Hughes Album: The Paintings, Volume 1, 1932 - 1991, 2011, Chilliwack farm scene subjects reproduced pages 31, 32, 35 and 47, dated 1959 - 1966, and the 1973 oil entitled South of Chilliwack reproduced page 51

The subject of this splendid watercolour from 1962, a Chilliwack farm scene, was one that E.J. Hughes returned to in 1973 when he painted the large oil South of Chilliwack. Hughes lived on Vancouver Island and must have passed through the Fraser Valley on sketching trips. He clearly found the contrast of the cultivated farmland against the backdrop of the snow-capped mountain range visually striking, as these are the elements featured in a number of Chilliwack subjects from 1959 on. Hughes's characteristic attention to detail is evident in the groups of outbuildings, the organic wood fence and the surrounding vegetation. His colour palette is dynamic - particularly in the contrast between the red-painted barn and the deep blues of mountains and sky - and his composition is expertly balanced, anchored by the large tree and moving the eye smoothly from road to farmhouse and up into the lofty backdrop. From Hughes's sought-after 1960s period, South of Chilliwack, BC is a fine example of Hughes's ability to balance the warmth of human habitation with the cool grandeur of a majestic natural setting.

Estimation: 15,000 $ ~ 20,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 29,500.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)


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