Spring Curated

May 05 - May 26, 2022

This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $47,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

1775 26-May-2022 01:07:35 PM $47,500 AutoBid

18214 26-May-2022 01:07:35 PM $45,000

1775 26-May-2022 12:56:07 PM $42,500 AutoBid

18214 10-May-2022 07:27:55 PM $40,000

1365 10-May-2022 11:45:34 AM $37,500

7977 05-May-2022 03:58:52 PM $35,000

The bidding history list updated on: Tuesday, October 04, 2022 11:52:53

LOT 036

1926 -

Queen Charlotte Summer 3/84
acrylic on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated 1984 on the gallery label and inscribed "Errington, BC" and "The West Coast"
32 x 42 in, 81.3 x 106.7 cm

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

Sold for: $58,250

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto

Tanabe excels in painting atmospheric aquascapes of the straits and seaside hills that lay along the Vancouver Island coast. Queen Charlotte Summer captures this landscape in Tanabe’s typically reduced, near-abstract approach to realism, eschewing visible brush strokes to create a smooth, floating landscape. The deep black-grey of the water emphasizes the stillness of the scene - the low ceiling of bluer cloud compressing the mists swirling around the distant peaks. A scant sliver of light runs across the canvas, evidence of a break in the cloud cover, placing the horizon on the opposite shore while the edge of an island or cape on the right border locates the midground. These are the only evidence of solid ground, and locates the viewer against the otherwise bottomless stillness and receding depths.

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