Lot # 117
Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art Live auction

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

Mountain Sketch LXX
oil on board circa 1928
on verso signed, titled, inscribed with the Doris Mills Inventory #7/70 and stamped Dominion Gallery
12 x 15 in  30.5 x 38.1cm

Provenance:
Stevens Art Gallery, Montreal, January 14, 1947
Estate of Theodosia Dawes Bond Thornton, Montreal
Sold sale of Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, May 26, 2010, lot 132
Steve Martin, Los Angeles, California

Literature:
Lawren Harris to Emily Carr, June 1930, in Emily Carr Correspondence, January 1928 - December 1932, MG 30 D215, National Archives of Canada
Doris Mills, L.S. Harris Inventory, 1936, Rocky Mountain Sketches, Group 7, catalogue #70, listed, location noted as the Studio Building, a drawing of this work illustrated by Hans Jensen page 40
Theodosia Dawes Bond Thornton, Personal Art Collection Catalogue, reproduced, unpaginated, catalogue #R4
Bess Harris and R.G.P. Colgrove, editors, Lawren Harris, 1969, pages 91 and 109
Paul Duval, Lawren Harris: Where the Universe Sings, 2011, a similar sketch of the same scene, entitled Rocky Mountain Sketch, reproduced page 306
Cynthia Burlingham et al., The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris, Art Gallery of Ontario and Hammer Museum, 2015, essay by Steve Martin, pages 17 and 18

Exhibited:
Dominion Gallery, Montreal

For full cataloguing, essay and images in PDF format, please click here.

Estimate: $300,000 ~ $500,000 CAD  
Sold for: $391,250 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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