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Edwin Headley Holgate

Edwin Headley Holgate

Edwin Headley Holgate
Spring 2017 - 2nd Session Live auction

Lot # 109

Edwin Headley Holgate
AAM BHG CGP CSGA G7 RCA 1892 - 1977 Canadian

Pic de l'Ours
oil on canvas
initialed and on verso titled Pic ŕ l'Ours [sic] and inscribed "Exhb No. 17" and "Nov 1937"
15 x 18 in  38.1 x 45.7cm

Private Collection, Ontario

Edwin Holgate was an important part of the early art scene in Montreal: he was a founding member of the Beaver Hall Group and was involved with the Canadian Society of Graphic Art, the Montreal Arts Club, and the Pen and Pencil Club. In 1929, he became the eighth member of the Group of Seven. Holgate’s passion for nature led to much exploration of the Quebec countryside, and in the 1920s he built a studio cabin in the Laurentians at Lake Tremblant. The subject of this superlative painting is Pic de l’Ours (Bear Peak), near the village of Magog in Mont-Orford National Park, southeast of Montreal. The motif of the screen of trees through which we view this glowing landscape is a classic Group approach. The milky greens of the lake and sky together with the cool and misty blues of the mountain create a transcendent atmosphere that invites tranquil contemplation.
The inscription on verso suggests that this painting may have been in the November 3 – 10, 1937 exhibition at W. Scott & Sons gallery in Montreal entitled Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Wood Engravings by Edwin H. Holgate.

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

Sold For: $79,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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