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Current bid: $9,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

7989 24-Sep-2020 12:57:45 PM $9,000 AutoBid

325648 24-Sep-2020 12:57:45 PM $8,500

7989 24-Sep-2020 12:56:25 PM $8,000 AutoBid

325648 24-Sep-2020 12:56:25 PM $7,500

7989 24-Sep-2020 12:55:23 PM $7,000 AutoBid

325648 24-Sep-2020 12:54:20 PM $6,500

7989 24-Sep-2020 12:53:09 PM $6,000

325648 24-Sep-2020 12:52:07 PM $5,500

7989 22-Sep-2020 11:38:25 PM $5,000 AutoBid

15314 22-Sep-2020 11:38:25 PM $4,750 AutoBid

7989 22-Sep-2020 11:38:25 PM $4,500 AutoBid

15314 22-Sep-2020 11:38:23 PM $4,250 AutoBid

7989 22-Sep-2020 11:22:06 PM $4,000 AutoBid

15314 22-Sep-2020 10:13:42 PM $3,750

325648 22-Sep-2020 04:40:56 PM $3,500

7989 22-Sep-2020 04:39:34 PM $3,250

325648 22-Sep-2020 04:36:31 PM $3,000

7989 22-Sep-2020 04:24:08 PM $2,750

325648 22-Sep-2020 04:17:38 PM $2,500

7989 22-Sep-2020 04:09:28 PM $2,250

325648 09-Sep-2020 03:44:20 PM $2,000

LOT 024

Betty Roodish Goodwin
CPE OC
1923 - 2008
Canadian

Seated Woman
oil on board
on verso numbered "BG-T-(1950-56)-29" on a label and stamped "Studio Betty Goodwin"
21 1/4 x 18 in, 54 x 45.7 cm

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Sold for: $11,250

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PROVENANCE
Estate of the Artist

LITERATURE
Jessica Bradley and Matthew Teitelbaum, editors, The Art of Betty Goodwin, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1998, essay by Matthew Teitelbaum, “The Mourner’s Cry,” page 10 and 15


In the early 1950s, Betty Goodwin’s work was closely aligned with both the style and sentiment of Montreal’s Social Realist painters. Grappling with the pain of Post-War existence, unsure of how to confront inexplicable devastation, Goodwin’s work from this period often depicts figures mourning or waiting despondently. While Seated Woman is void of a mourning narrative, it is infused with a deep sense of loss and despondence. Rendered in a muted palette with cubist elements, the absent gaze and draped forearm convey emotional exhaustion. Subtle highlights on the cheek and chest bones add fragility, but not warmth, to the downcast figure. Seated Woman is an exceptional example of figurative poignancy in Goodwin’s early Social Realist work.


All prices are in Canadian Dollars


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