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Franklin Carmichael

Franklin Carmichael

Franklin Carmichael
Spring 2017 - 2nd Session Live auction

Lot # 123

Franklin Carmichael
CSPWC G7 OSA RCA 1890 - 1945 Canadian

La Cloche, Cranberry Lake
oil on board
on verso titled, inscribed "OS" and "12" and stamped Estate of Franklin Carmichael
12 x 16 in  30.5 x 40.6cm

Estate of the Artist
By descent to the present Private Collection, Ontario

La Cloche, and specifically the region of Killarney Provincial Park near Cranberry Lake, is synonymous with the name of Franklin Carmichael. He was so drawn to the area that he built a summer cottage at the lake and painted the vistas there repeatedly. He found endless beauty in the ever-changing palette of colour created by the weather, the nuances of sunlight and shadow as they played across the scoured land, and the accents added by the seasons, such as snow or autumn colour. The bare tree trunks in this scene have been completely pared of their small branches, showing us the strength of prevailing winds in the area. The clouds that march in step in the sky behind these lean trees underscore the force of the wind, giving the scene a feeling of vital urgency. Even the white rocks in the near ground, unique to La Cloche, seem to have been shaped by the dominant winds.

Estimate: $80,000 ~ $120,000 CAD

Sold For: $97,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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