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Franklin Carmichael

Franklin Carmichael

Franklin Carmichael
Fall 2016 - 4th Session Live auction

Lot # 243

Franklin Carmichael
CSPWC G7 OSA RCA 1890 - 1945 Canadian

Lake Wabagishik
watercolour on paper
signed and dated 1929 and on verso titled and dated on a gallery label
14 x 16 in  35.6 x 40.6cm

Provenance:
Private Collection, Vancouver
Kenneth G. Heffel Fine Art Inc., Vancouver
Private Collection, Toronto, 1982
Kenneth G. Heffel Fine Art Inc., Vancouver
Peter and Joanne Brown Collection, Vancouver, acquired from the above in 1984

Literature:
Megan Bice, Light and Shadow: The Work of Franklin Carmichael, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1990, a similar 1928 oil on canvas entitled Lake Wabagishik reproduced page 61

Wabagishik Lake was one of Franklin Carmichaelís Ontario haunts. East and slightly south of Sudbury, it is not far from Killarney Provincial Park and the La Cloche region, where he painted numerous scenes of the rolling and seemingly unending vistas. The smoothly scraped rock of the Canadian Shield in this part of Canada becomes magical under Carmichaelís hand, cast here primarily in shades of white and blue. Carmichaelís consistency of touch gives his watercolours a level of finesse that is unmatched, and his familiarity with this landscape adds assuredness to his handling of the subtle nuances of weather, light and atmosphere that make this part of Canada so distinct. It is a landscape that has been abstracted by the forces of nature, where ancient glaciers have scoured the rock clean, and where wind and rain and snow and ice have left their marks. Carmichael found this type of landscape appealing, and his ability to blend hills and sky, water and trees, sun and wind into a unified, vibrant scene makes his watercolours powerful and distinctive images of this unique Canadian landscape.

Estimate: $40,000 ~ $60,000 CAD

Sold For: $76,700.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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