Lot # 261
Fall 2016 - 4th Session Live auction

Emily Carr
BCSFA CGP 1871 - 1945 Canadian

Alert Bay (with Welcome Figure)
oil on canvas circa 1912
signed and on verso inscribed "1402" and stamped with the Dominion Gallery stamp twice
25 3/4 x 18 3/8 in  65.4 x 46.7cm

Dominion Gallery, Montreal
Private Collection
Kenneth G. Heffel Fine Art Inc., Vancouver
Peter and Joanne Brown Collection, Vancouver, acquired from the above in 1983

Doris Shadbolt, Emily Carr, 1990, reproduced page 106
Gerta Moray, Northwest Coast Native Culture and the Early Indian Paintings of Emily Carr, 1899 - 1913, Doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto, 1993, listed page 15 and reproduced, unpaginated, catalogue #E.1/31
Peter Macnair and Jay Stewart, To the Totem Forests: Emily Carr and Contemporaries Interpret Coastal Villages, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1999, a photograph of this Alert Bay scene in the collection of the Royal BC Museum and a 1912 watercolour entitled Thunderbird of Wawkyas: Pole & Housefront, Alert Bay, BC in the collection of the BC Archives, a view of this scene from a different angle, reproduced page 17 and listed page 44
Charles C. Hill et al., Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon, National Gallery of Canada, 2006, a 1912 oil on canvas entitled Street, Alert Bay, a view of the same section of street seen from the opposite direction, reproduced page 145, plate 105, catalogue #32

Gerta Moray, Unsettling Encounters: First Nations Imagery in the Art of Emily Carr, 2006, a circa 1908 - 1909 watercolour of this view entitled Alert Bay reproduced page 165
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Estimate: $900,000 ~ $1,200,000 CAD  
Sold for: $1,062,000 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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