Fall 2016 - 3rd Session Live auction
Lot # 141
BCSFA CGP 1871 - 1945 Canadian
oil on paper on board circa 1933
signed with the estate stamp and on verso inscribed "940D" and "19102" and stamped with the Dominion Gallery stamp
10 3/4 x 14 3/8 in 27.3 x 36.5cm
Dominion Gallery, Montreal
Private Collection, Ottawa, acquired from the above in 1948
By descent to the present Private Collection, Victoria
Emily Carr, Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of Emily Carr, 2006, page 67
Mountain Scene was likely painted during a June 1933 trip Emily Carr took from Victoria to the British Columbia mainland, in which she visited relatives in Brackendale and then took a train to Lillooet. From there, she traveled to Seton and Anderson Lakes, then south to Pemberton. The mainland mountain ranges delighted and inspired Carr, who commented in her diary, “The mountains [are] glorious, tossing splendour and glory from peak to peak.”
This serene mountain landscape was acquired in 1948 in Ottawa by the consignor’s mother. She was a close friend of Bobby Plaunt, wife of Alan Plaunt, who was one of the founders of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mrs. Plaunt had a great interest in Canadian art, and she arranged for Dr. Max Stern of Montreal's well-known Dominion Gallery to have some of Carr’s sketches sent to Ottawa, to be offered for sale in her home to a select group of friends. Mountain Scene was the consignor’s mother’s first choice, and the painting has remained in their family ever since.
Included with this lot are copies of documents regarding the work, including letters from Dr. Stern.
Estimate: $25,000 ~ $35,000 CAD
Sold For: $32,450.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)