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Franklin Carmichael

Franklin Carmichael

Franklin Carmichael
Spring 2017 - 2nd Session Live auction

Lot # 135

Franklin Carmichael
CSPWC G7 OSA RCA 1890 - 1945 Canadian

November (La Cloche)
oil on board
signed and dated 1932 and on verso signed, titled as November and inscribed "21 Cameron Ave., Lansing" / "ST #458"
10 x 12 in  25.4 x 30.5cm

The Art Emporium, Vancouver, 1974
Masters Gallery Ltd., Calgary, 1978
By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver

Megan Bice and Mary Carmichael Mastin, Light and Shadow: The Work of Franklin Carmichael, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1990, page 43

Franklin Carmichael was introduced to the La Cloche region in 1924, and he became so captivated by this unique area that he returned almost every year for the rest of his life. Carmichael said that in La Cloche, “the laws of light didn’t always apply,” and that “the light bounced around so very dramatically.” This was likely due to the area's geology, which included quartzite, a unique rock with white and pink hues. When Carmichael first saw the area in the 1920s, forest fires had cleared large tracts, exposing these rock formations. Here we see the La Cloche Mountains, an ancient range that has eroded into rounded shapes. Carmichael often chose a perspective high on a hillside, to paint stunning vistas such as this. Although he painted this panel in November, snow has not yet covered the hills, which glow with warm autumn golds and oranges. Above them float islands of clouds, their great height above the land adding to the freeing sensation of space in November (La Cloche).

Estimate: $70,000 ~ $90,000 CAD

Sold For: $115,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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