Lot # 018
Spring 2016 - 1st Session Live auction

Edward John (E.J.) Hughes
BCSFA CGP OC RCA 1913 - 2007 Canadian

The Post Office at Courtenay, BC
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1949 and on verso signed, titled variously, dated and inscribed with the Dominion Gallery inventory #G1344 and also inscribed "thin coat 16 Oct 1946" and "thin coat 8 Jan 1947"
38 x 48 in  96.5 x 121.9cm

Dominion Gallery, Montreal, 1951
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bronfman, Montreal
Waddington Galleries, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto
Sold sale of Important Canadian Art, Sotheby's Canada, November 6, 1991, lot 81
Private Collection, Toronto

Doris Shadbolt, E.J. Hughes, Vancouver Art Gallery, 1967, reproduced and listed, unpaginated
Pat Salmon, unpublished manuscript notes, October 8, 1989
Jacques Barbeau, The E.J. Hughes Album: The Paintings, Volume 1, 1932 - 1991, 2011, reproduced page 11

Vancouver Art Gallery, E.J. Hughes, October 5 - 29, 1967, traveling to York University, Toronto, November 13 - December 8, 1967, catalogue #11, as well as the pencil drawing entitled Post Office at Courtenay
Vancouver Art Gallery, on loan, 1993
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, on loan, circa 2000

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Estimate: $600,000 ~ $800,000 CAD  
Sold for: $1,593,000 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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