Upcoming Live Auction Highlights at Heffel

To be offered November 24, 2011 Fine Canadian Art

Emily Carr: War Canoe, Alert Bay

Heffel is honoured to offer this magnificent watercolour War Canoe, Alert Bay in the fall live auction, from the famed collection of Ernest E. Poole.  This is the watercolour for the important canvas Indian War Canoe (Alert Bay), in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. 

EMILY CARR
CGP OSA 1871 – 1945 Canadian
War Canoe, Alert Bay
watercolour on paper,
signed and dated 1908 and on verso titled on the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition label
10 5/8 x 15 in,  27 x 38.1 cm

Provenance:
Ernest E. Poole, Edmonton
By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver
Literature:
First Annual Exhibition, British Columbia Society of Artists, 1909, listed page 8 with a price of $30
Doris Shadbolt, Emily Carr, A Centennial Exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, 1975, reproduced page 66, and the 1912 oil entitled Indian War Canoe, Alert Bay, in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, reproduced pages 27 and 71
Gerta Moray, Northwest Coast Native Culture and the Early Indian Paintings of Emily Carr, 1899 – 1913, 1993, reproduced, unpaginated, catalogue #E.1/12, and the 1912 oil entitled Indian War Canoe, Alert Bay, in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, reproduced, unpaginated, catalogue #E.1/37
Charles C. Hill, Johanne Lamoureux et al, Emily Carr, New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon, National Gallery of Canada, the 1912 oil entitled Indian War Canoe, Alert Bay, in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, reproduced page 142
Anne Newlands, Emily Carr: An Introduction to her Life and Art, 1996, the 1912 oil entitled Indian War Canoe, Alert Bay, in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, reproduced page 26
Growing Pains, Manuscript, Royal British Columbia Museum and Archives, unpaginated, undated
Exhibited:
British Columbia Society of Artists, First Annual Exhibition, Vancouver, April 20 – 28, 1909, catalogue #105
Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr, A Centennial Exhibition, 1971, catalogue #9

Estimate: $200,000 – $300,000

To be offered November 24, 2011 Canadian Post War & Contemporary Art

Jack Bush: Sing, Sing, Sing (BG 38)

 

“This irregular threshold again declares that the painting is made of pigment on a ground, a pragmatic assertion also characteristic of the prominent American abstractionists of critic Clement Greenberg’s post-painterly abstraction generation, of whom Bush was a prominent member.  From the 1960s until his death in 1977, he exhibited with American artists such as Morris Louis, Jules Olitski, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella and Helen Frankenthaler.  He was in all ways their equal.  As a composer in colour, he was unequalled.”
 Mark Cheetham, Professor of Art History at the University of Toronto
 

JACK HAMILTON BUSH
1909 – 1977 Canadian
Sing, Sing, Sing (BG 38)
acrylic on canvas,
on verso signed, titled and dated 1974
68 x 114 3/4 in,  172.7 x 291.4 cm

Provenance:
David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto

Estimate: $130,000 – $160,000

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