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Current bid: $2,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

23832 12-Aug-2020 08:21:18 PM $2,500 AutoBid

325448 12-Aug-2020 08:21:18 PM $2,250

23832 11-Aug-2020 07:50:02 PM $2,000 AutoBid

11681 11-Aug-2020 07:50:02 PM $1,900 AutoBid

23832 11-Aug-2020 07:50:02 PM $1,800 AutoBid

11681 11-Aug-2020 07:49:25 PM $1,700 AutoBid

23832 11-Aug-2020 07:49:25 PM $1,600 AutoBid

11681 11-Aug-2020 07:49:01 PM $1,500 AutoBid

23832 11-Aug-2020 07:49:01 PM $1,400 AutoBid

11681 08-Aug-2020 12:18:30 AM $1,300 AutoBid

325448 07-Aug-2020 05:41:46 PM $1,200

LOT 426

Walter Joseph (W.J.) Phillips
ASA CPE CSPWC RCA
1884 - 1963
Canadian

Above Lake Louise
colour woodcut, 1945
signed and on verso inscribed "73.3079"; the same number is inscribed on the front of the presentation folder
7 1/2 x 6 1/4 in, 19.1 x 15.9 cm

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Sold for: $3,125

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, USA

LITERATURE
Roger Boulet, The Tranquility and the Turbulence, 1981, the 1945 watercolour entitled Above Lake Louise reproduced page 202 and the colour woodcut reproduced page 203
Roger Boulet, Walter J. Phillips: The Complete Graphic Works, 1981, reproduced page 553


This woodcut was produced in an edition of 200 for members of The Woodcut Society in Alexandria, Virginia. This work comes in the original presentation folder with the member letter.

Walter J. Phillips wrote about this print in the folder, "The tumbling water had a faint luminosity in that somewhat gloomy setting. I walked to the southern end of the lake to make my sketches…I stopped when Mount Lefroy came into view - its snow-capped peak hidden by a cloud, and felt inspired to make a note of what I saw. The cold draughts from the glaciers were forgotten for an hour, but when I had finished I stood up and shivered so violently that I startled the young mountain sheep that had been looking over my shoulder to see what I was doing."

Please note: this work is unframed and presented in the original folder.


All prices are in Canadian Dollars


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