Fall 2016 - 3rd Session Live auction
Lot # 117
CSPWC G7 OSA RCA 1890 - 1945 Canadian
Storm Over Hills, Cranberry Lake
oil on panel
signed and dated 1939 and on verso titled twice and inscribed "#986"
10 x 12 in 25.4 x 30.5cm
By descent to the present Private Collection, Toronto
Franklin Carmichaelís beloved Cranberry Lake is the subject of many of his works. When he first saw the white rocks of the La Cloche Mountains in Ontarioís Killarney Provincial Park, he was drawn immediately to the region. This natural palette of white rock was somewhat unusual in Canada, and very well suited to his watercolouristís eye. Carmichael bought property at Cranberry Lake and eventually built a cottage there. This became his base, and La Cloche would be his sketching ground for the last decade of his life. In Storm Over Hills, Cranberry Lake, wild weather has stained the whole landscape grey. Even the shining white rocks that Carmichael was so fond of are greyed by the heavy cloud that fills the sky. While the clouds advance to the left, the trees all lean to the right, conveying the feeling of the wind whipping in a circular fashion. The whole scene is charged with energy and excitement, demonstrating Carmichaelís understanding of the changeable weather at Cranberry Lake.
Estimate: $70,000 ~ $90,000 CAD
Sold For: $76,700.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)