Lot # 131
Spring 2012 - 2nd Session Live auction

Emily Carr
BCSFA CGP 1871 - 1945 Canadian

War Canoes, Alert Bay
watercolour on paper circa 1908
signed
14 3/4 x 19 1/2 in  37.5 x 49.5cm

Provenance:
Collection of the Artist
Dominion Gallery, Montreal, acquired directly from the Artist January 17, 1945, stock #294e
Private Collection, Vancouver, acquired from the above on May 23, 1947 for $275
By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver

Literature:
Doris Shadbolt, Emily Carr, A Centennial Exhibition, 1975, reproduced page 66 and the canvas War Canoes (Alert Bay) reproduced page 71, catalogue #35
Doris Shadbolt, The Art of Emily Carr, 1979, reproduced page 41, plate 16 and the canvas War Canoes, Alert Bay reproduced page 41, plate 17
Susan Crean, editor, Opposite Contraries: The Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings, 2003, page 177
Emily Carr, Growing Pains, 2005, page 257
Gerta Moray, Unsettling Encounters, First Nations Imagery in the Art of Emily Carr, 2006, pages 80, 81, 85 and 146, the smaller circa 1908 watercolour entitled War Canoes, Alert Bay reproduced page 88 and the 1912 canvas War Canoes, Alert Bay reproduced page 149
Shore, Forest and Beyond, Art from the Audain Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2011, the 1912 canvas War Canoes (Alert Bay) reproduced front cover and page 35

Exhibited:
Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr, A Centennial Exhibition, May 18 - August 29, 1971, traveling to The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1971 - 1972, catalogue #10
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Emily Carr, June 29 - September 3, 1990, catalogue #5

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Estimate: $300,000 ~ $500,000 CAD  
Sold for: $351,000 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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