Lot # 146
Spring 2016 - 2nd Session Live auction

Emily Carr
BCSFA CGP 1871 - 1945 Canadian

Gitwangak
watercolour on paper circa 1927
signed M. Emily Carr and titled
27 x 21 in  68.6 x 53.3cm

Provenance:
By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver

Literature:
The Vancouver Sun, February 19, 1912, page 5
Maria Tippett, Emily Carr: A Biography, 1979, the related 1912 canvas entitled Gitwangak shown in Carr's studio, reproduced page 254
Charles C. Hill, The Group of Seven: Art for a Nation, National Gallery of Canada, 1995
Susan Crean, Opposite Contraries: The Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings, 2003, "Lecture on Totems" by Emily Carr, page 195
Gerta Moray, Unsettling Encounters: First Nations Imagery in the Art of Emily Carr, 2006, the related 1912 canvas entitled Gitwangak, in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, reproduced page 191 and the 1912 watercolour entitled Gitwangak, in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, reproduced page 193

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Estimate: $200,000 ~ $300,000 CAD  
Sold for: $413,000 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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