Lot # 142
Spring 2016 - 2nd Session Live auction

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

Laurentian Landscape
oil on canvas 1913 ~ 1914
signed
30 1/8 x 35 in  76.5 x 88.9cm

Provenance:
Acquired from the Artist, after 1948
G. Blair Laing Limited, Toronto, 1958
Private Collection, Toronto
G. Blair Laing Limited, Toronto, 1966
Acquired from the above on June 8, 1966 for $8,400 by the present Private Collection, Toronto

Literature:
"Where the Artists Work by Northern Light – Model Studios Will Develop Natural Art," Toronto Daily Star, February 28, 1914
M.O. Hammond, "Strong and Varied Pictures at the O.S.A. Exhibition," The Globe (Toronto), March 14, 1914, page 10
Hector Charlesworth, "Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition," Saturday Night, March 21, 1914, page 5
A.Y. Jackson, “Lawren Harris: A Biographical Sketch,” in Lawren S. Harris Paintings 1910 - 1948, Art Gallery of Toronto, 1948, pages 8 - 9
Dennis Reid, The Group of Seven, National Gallery of Canada, 1970, pages 62 - 63, reproduced and listed page 63
Jeremy Adamson, Lawren S. Harris: Urban Scenes and Wilderness Landscapes, 1906 - 1930, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1978, pages 48 - 50, reproduced page 48, listed page 222

Exhibited:
Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, 42nd Annual Exhibition, March 14 - April 11, 1914, exhibited as A Laurentian Hillside, catalogue #74
Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, August 29 - September 14, 1914, exhibited as A Laurentian Hillside, catalogue #275
Art Gallery of Toronto, Lawren S. Harris Paintings 1910 - 1948, October - November 1948, catalogue #4
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, The Group of Seven, June 19 - September 8, 1970, traveling to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, September 22 - October 31, 1970, catalogue #34
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Lawren S. Harris: Urban Scenes and Wilderness Landscapes, 1906 - 1930, January 14 - February 26, 1978, catalogue #32

Literature continued:
Peter Larisey, Light for a Cold Land: Lawren Harris's Work and Life - An Interpretation, 1993, pages 18, 32 and 33, reproduced, plate 9, unpaginated
Paul Duval, Lawren Harris: Where the Universe Sings, 2011, reproduced page 68 and listed page 397

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Estimate: $1,200,000 ~ $1,600,000 CAD  
Sold for: $2,183,000 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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