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Historic Views
8th Session

November 05 - November 26, 2020

Current bid: $8,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

36710 26-Nov-2020 07:03:44 PM $8,000

26867 26-Nov-2020 06:58:05 PM $7,500

36710 26-Nov-2020 06:55:23 PM $7,000

26867 23-Nov-2020 10:13:44 PM $6,500

36710 07-Nov-2020 05:52:11 PM $6,000

LOT 0916

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

Preview at:

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.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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