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Maurice Galbraith Cullen

Maurice Galbraith Cullen

Maurice Galbraith Cullen
November 2016 - 6th Session Online auction

Lot # 405

Maurice Galbraith Cullen
AAM RCA 1866 - 1934 Canadian

First Snow, Caché River
oil on canvas
signed and on verso titled and dated circa 1925 on the gallery label and certified by Cullen inventory #1585
18 1/4 x 24 1/8 in  46.4 x 61.3cm

Provenance:
Sale of Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Thursday, November 24, 2011, lot 193
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal
Private Collection, Quebec

Exhibited:
Watson Art Galleries, January 1925, catalogue #38

Maurice Cullen is one of Canada’s finest Impressionist painters. His profound connection with Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains led him to build a studio cabin on the shore of Lac Tremblant in the early 1920s. Laurentian rivers in winter, and particularly the Cache, were one of Cullen’s important and enduring themes. His mastery of colour and atmosphere is in full flower in this beautiful painting. Winter sun bathes the scene with warm light, contrasted with dark reflections in the river. Although cloaked in snow, the scene is brightened with vivacious warm hues – parting clouds are tinted with pink and yellow, while pink, red and coral glow in the low bushes on the far bank. Cool highlights of emerald and bright blue glimmer in the trees, and the river’s icy edges are exquisitely rendered with soft teal. First Snow, Cache River is a winter feast of colour, one of Cullen’s outstanding portrayals of the majesty of winter in the Laurentians.

Estimate: $25,000 ~ $35,000 CAD

Sold For: $22,001.10 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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