ONLINE AUCTION
Figure & Form
4th Session

May 06 - May 27, 2021

LOT DETAILS
Current bid: $18,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

1709 27-May-2021 03:42:58 PM $18,000 AutoBid

26724 27-May-2021 03:40:15 PM $17,000

325349 27-May-2021 03:38:54 PM $16,000

22003 27-May-2021 03:27:05 PM $15,000

325349 27-May-2021 03:03:28 PM $14,000

26355 27-May-2021 01:42:47 PM $13,000 AutoBid

32177 27-May-2021 01:42:47 PM $12,000

26355 26-May-2021 09:27:50 PM $11,000 AutoBid

22003 26-May-2021 09:27:50 PM $10,000

26355 26-May-2021 09:26:56 PM $9,500 AutoBid

22003 26-May-2021 09:26:56 PM $9,000

26355 25-May-2021 09:41:55 PM $8,500 AutoBid

30424 08-May-2021 08:34:14 AM $8,000

14731 07-May-2021 07:11:56 PM $7,500

34543 07-May-2021 03:53:19 PM $7,000

The bidding history list updated on: Sunday, June 20, 2021 09:43:47

LOT 504

BCSFA CGP CPE CSGA CSPWC RCA
1922 - 2014
Canadian

Practice on the Green
oil on canvas, circa 1980
signed and on verso titled on the gallery label
16 x 24 in, 40.6 x 61 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Sold for: $22,500

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

PROVENANCE
Gallery 78, Fredericton
Private Collection, Fredericton

LITERATURE
Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Molly Lamb Bobak: A Retrospective, November 19, 1993 - February 20, 1994, similar work, catalogue 116

EXHIBITED
Cindy Richmond and Brian Foss, Molly Lamb Bobak: A Retrospective, Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1993, similar work listed pages 262 and 272, reproduced, page 84


This idyllic and vibrant depiction of summer sport is one that clearly engaged Molly Lamb Bobak, as there are at least three known versions of this composition. A smaller 4 7/8 x 7 7/8 inch oil sketch, sold by Heffel in January 2021, features the same rich palette and long shadows, as does a larger 30 x 40 inch canvas which was a part of the major 1993 retrospective of the artist's work at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. The primary differences between the three versions are the arrangement of the players, and subtle divergences in Bobak’s stylistic approach. This work stands beautifully between the off-hand intimacy of the smaller sketch, and the more detailed execution of the larger canvas, resulting in a warm and romantic post-impressionist feel.


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