BCSFA CGP OC RCA
1913 - 2007
Howe Sound from Gospel Rock
etching on paper
signed, titled, editioned 21/60 and dated 1939 and dated 1935 in the plate
12 x 9 1/2 in, 30.5 x 24.1 cm
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for: $10,000
Dominion Gallery, Montreal, inventory #H4030
Estate of Theodosia Dawes Bond Thornton, Montreal
Sold sale of Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, May 26, 2010, lot 72
Private Collection, Vancouver
Ian Thom, E.J. Hughes, 2002, reproduced page 35, and the 1955 canvas entitled Howe Sound based on this print reproduced page 123
E.J. Hughes’s earliest prints were made in woodcut and linocut, but in 1935 he began to make drypoint etchings of a very high quality, and in that year produced 11 of them. Etchings such as Howe Sound from Gospel Rock exhibit Hughes’s great skill as a draughtsman, with its highly detailed and layered view of Howe Sound. Hughes must have found this image compelling, as he returned to this composition again in a fine 1955 canvas entitled Howe Sound, in the collection of the Edmonton Art Gallery. Hughes’s prints are rare, as altogether he only produced about 20 of them. An impression of this etching is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.
The full sheet size of this work measures 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches.
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