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Current bid: $1,700 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

325310 28-Apr-2022 05:02:58 PM $1,700

6327 28-Apr-2022 05:01:22 PM $1,600

325310 28-Apr-2022 05:00:47 PM $1,500

6327 28-Apr-2022 04:57:55 PM $1,400

871379 28-Apr-2022 03:34:05 PM $1,300

38067 14-Apr-2022 07:30:09 AM $1,200

The bidding history list updated on: Sunday, March 03, 2024 04:26:07

LOT 425

1881 - 1969

Arctic Icebergs
conte drawing on paper, 1938
on verso inscribed "338" and "Arctic Icebergs / by Frederick Horsman Varley / from the Nascopie trip to the / Arctic / Katherine G. McKay / executor F.H. Varley Estate" on the framing paper
7 1/2 x 12 3/4 in, 19.1 x 32.4 cm

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500 CAD

Sold for: $2,125

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Private Collection, Toronto

Frederick Varley produced this delicate drawing on his 1938 voyage to the Arctic aboard the RMS Nascopie, which took place between July and September of that year. Varley was eager for his own journey north after viewing the dazzling depictions by his fellow Group of Seven members A.Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris based on their excursions earlier in the decade. The artworks inspired by the mystical vistas Varley experienced, contributed his own distinctive artistic voice and nuanced sense of line to the theme of the far north in Canadian art.

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