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Robert Wakeham Pilot

Robert Wakeham Pilot

Robert Wakeham Pilot
Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art Live auction

Lot # 157

Robert Wakeham Pilot
CGP OSA PRCA 1898 - 1967 Canadian

Wolfe's Cove (L'Anse au Foulon)
oil on canvas
24 x 32 in  61 x 81.3cm

Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal
Private Collection, Montreal

The traditional villages of Quebec and the old parts of Montreal and Quebec City were the subjects most meaningful to Canadian Impressionist Robert Pilot. The location of this painting is Wolfe’s Cove (L’Anse au Foulon), a historic location over a mile to the north of Quebec City. In 1759, the British general James Wolfe and his forces attacked a French post there under the leadership of Louis Du Pont Duchambon de Vergor and overpowered it. Wolfe would go on to be victorious over the French in the Plains of Abraham battle later that same year, a pivotal moment in the Seven Years’ War and in Canada’s history. In this atmospheric work, Pilot has captured the steep cliffs that distinguish Wolfe’s Cove, with the vegetation at the bottom and grassy headlands glowing with the orange and gold tones of fall. In Pilot’s panoramic view, all is peaceful in the traditional houses clustered at the bottom of the cliff. Boats traverse the waterway and a clouded sky breaks into patches of blue. Wolfe’s Cove is a fine example of Pilot’s sensitive and romantic lyricism.

Estimate: $20,000 ~ $30,000 CAD

Sold For: $91,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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