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James Edward Hervey (J.E.H.) MacDonald

James Edward Hervey (J.E.H.) MacDonald

James Edward Hervey (J.E.H.) MacDonald
Spring 2017 - 2nd Session Live auction

Lot # 121

James Edward Hervey (J.E.H.) MacDonald
ALC CGP G7 OSA RCA 1873 - 1932 Canadian

Distant Mountain from Divide Near Hector, BC
oil on board
on verso signed, titled, dated 1928 and inscribed in graphite "NFS property of TM"
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in  21.6 x 26.7cm

Roberts Gallery, Toronto
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal
Private Collection, Calgary

Lisa Christensen, The Lake O’Hara Art of J.E.H. MacDonald, 2003, reproduced page 119

Mount Richardson, depicted from a distance in this stunning work by J.E.H. MacDonald, is the highest peak in the Skoki area near Lake Louise, Alberta, and is visible from a number of vantage points in valleys and high alpine meadows nearby. Almost all of MacDonald’s mountain works depict the region of Lake O’Hara specifically, so this work, depicting a view outside of that region, is a rare one. MacDonald would have been on the British Columbia side of the provincial border as the title notes, near the Continental Divide and the location of the old train station at Hector, BC. He has climbed some distance up the mountainside and chosen a broad vista, with the valley dropping off steeply below him. Low-growing plants in the foreground mark the change of seasons as they transition from green to yellow, captured in MacDonald’s characteristically quick and assured brushwork. Early snow defines the steep slopes of Mount Richardson, suggesting that MacDonald was on his way back to Toronto after a stay at his beloved Lake O’Hara.

Estimate: $90,000 ~ $120,000 CAD

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

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