LOT 010

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

Painting (Formative III)
oil on canvas, 1950
on verso signed, titled, inscribed "Return to Vancouver Art Gallery" / "Top" / "Vancouver Canada" / "IX" / and various inscriptions crossed out and stamped Lawren Harris LSH Holdings Ltd. #152
41 x 51 in 104.1 x 129.5 cm

Estimate: $200,000 - $250,000

Sold for: $229,250

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

PROVENANCE
Collection of the Artist
LSH Holdings Ltd., Vancouver
Estate of the Artist
By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver

LITERATURE
Vancouver Sun, December 13, 1951, titled as Formative III, reproduced
Ian McNairn, editor, Lawren Harris: Retrospective Exhibition, National Gallery of Canada, 1963, listed page 85
Bess Harris and R.G.P. Colgrove, Lawren Harris, 1969, titled as Abstraction, reproduced page 115 and titled as Forming Toward Beneficence, listed page 146
Dennis Reid, Atma Buddhi Manas: The Later Work of Lawren S. Harris, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1985, reproduced page 90
Peter Larisey, Light for a Cold Land: Lawren Harris's Work and Life - An Interpretation, 1993, titled as Formative III (Forming Toward Beneficence), reproduced page 48
Andrew Hunter, Lawren Stewart Harris: A Painter's Progress, The Americas Society, 2000, reproduced page 67

EXHIBITED
Canadian Group of Painters, Toronto, November 10 - December 17, 1950, titled as Formative III, catalogue #37
Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia Society of Artists, November 27 - December 16, 1951, titled as Formative III, catalogue #37
Vancouver Art Gallery, Lawren Harris: Recent Paintings, May 10 – June 5, 1955; shown at the University of British Columbia in October 1955, titled as Forming Toward Beneficence, catalogue #15
Laing Galleries, Toronto, Lawren Harris: Abstract Paintings and Canvases and Sketches from the Group of Seven Period, November 15 – 29, 1958
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Lawren Harris: Retrospective Exhibition, June 7 - September 8, 1963, traveling in 1963 to the Vancouver Art Gallery, titled as Formative II, catalogue #56
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Atma Buddhi Manas: The Later Work of Lawren S. Harris, September 27 - November 24, 1985, traveling in 1986 to the Vancouver Art Gallery; Winnipeg Art Gallery; and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, catalogue #54
The Americas Society, New York, Lawren Stewart Harris: A Painter's Progress, September 5 - November 5, 2000, catalogue #42
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries, February 4 – Sept 4, 2017, traveling in 2017 - 2018 to the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, titled as Untitled (LSH 152)


Literature continued:

Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens, Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 2017, titled as LSH 152, reproduced pages 181, 184 and 185, and a photograph of Harris with the work reproduced page 174 and a photograph of Harris painting this work reproduced page 186

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Estimate: $200,000 - $250,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars


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