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Anne Douglas Savage

Anne Douglas Savage

Anne Douglas Savage
Fall 2016 - 4th Session Live auction

Lot # 270

Anne Douglas Savage
BHG CGP 1896 - 1971 Canadian

Early Spring, Lake Wonish
oil on board circa 1924
initialed
9 x 12 in  22.9 x 30.5cm

Provenance:
Private Collection, Quebec
Sold sale of Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, January 28, 2006, lot 43
Peter and Joanne Brown Collection, Vancouver

In 1911, Anne Savage’s father took the Canadian National Railway to Lake Wonish, a small lake northwest of Montreal in the Laurentian woods. He was looking for a place to build a cottage, as Métis Beach—where he already owned a property—was becoming too crowded, and John Savage, then in his 70s, wanted solitude. A family cottage he subsequently built on Lake Wonish provided that, and in addition, Anne built a separate studio on the property. The views from her studio window and vistas of the surrounding landscape figure prominently in her work. Early spring was one of her favourite times to paint, and this bright sketch depicts the lake through a screen of slender green trees, with a reddish hill in the distance. Colour harmonies were Savage's specialty, and the bright greens and strong orange-reds in this charming, Art Nouveau-influenced work perfectly complement one another. These hues are given breathing room by the colour of the ice on the lake between them, which has hints of pale blue and pink in it that tie the whole scene together beautifully.

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

Sold For: $23,600.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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