Lot # 101
Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art Live auction

Emily Carr
BCSFA CGP 1871 - 1945 Canadian

Sophie Frank
watercolour on paper
signed M. Emily Carr and dated 1914 and on verso inscribed "Sophie Frank (Emily's Indian Friend)" and with a dedication from Carr on the original backing
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in  24.1 x 19.1cm

Provenance:
Collection of the Artist
Estate of the Artist
By descent to Ira Dilworth
By descent to Jack and Edna Parnall (née Dilworth, niece of Ira Dilworth)
By descent from the above to their goddaughter, Vancouver Island

Literature:
Emily Carr, Klee Wyck, 1941, pages 33 – 46, reproduced frontispiece, book is dedicated "To Sophie”
Maria Tippett, Emily Carr: A Biography, 1979, pages 80 – 81 and 204, a photograph of Sophie Frank reproduced page 80
Emily Carr, The Complete Writings of Emily Carr, Klee Wyck, 1993, page 35
Susan Crean, Opposite Contraries: The Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings, 2003, an earlier version of Carr’s story “Emily,” pages 162 - 166
Gerta Moray, Unsettling Encounters: First Nations Imagery in the Art of Emily Carr, 2006, pages 82 - 83 and 331, reproduced page 83
Linda Morra, editor, Corresponding Influence: Selected Letters of Emily Carr and Ira Dilworth, 2006, page 40
Emily Carr, Klee Wyck, 1941, reproduced frontispiece, book is dedicated “to Sophie”
Charles C. Hill et al., Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon, National Gallery of Canada, 2006, reproduced pages 62 and 65

Exhibited:
Royal British Columbia Museum, Emily Carr: Eccentric Artist, Author, Genius, 2001 - 2002
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, extended loan
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon, June 2 - September 4, 2006, traveling in 2006 - 2008 to the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, catalogue #199
Vancouver Art Gallery, extended loan, 2008 - 2018

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Estimate: $50,000 ~ $70,000 CAD  
Sold for: $277,250 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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