Vin­tage Emily Carr wa­ter­colour up for auc­tion

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS - YOLANDE COLE

Cal­gary — an emily Carr paint­ing un­cov­ered in Cal­gary last sum­mer will go up for auc­tion next week at an es­ti­mated value be­tween $150,000 and $175,000.

The find oc­curred dur­ing a 10-city, cross-coun­try art road­show by Con­signor Cana­dian Fine art, dur­ing which mem­bers of the pub­lic were in­vited to bring in works of art for val­u­a­tion.

The wa­ter­colour, euro­pean street scene, was painted dur­ing Carr’s artis­tic train­ing in France.

rob Cow­ley, pres­i­dent of Con­signor Cana­dian Fine art, said the art­work was from a pri­vate col­lec­tion in the city. dur­ing a con­sul­ta­tion with the client, Cow­ley said it was a treat to see the wa­ter­colour in per­son. He de­scribed the paint­ing as a rare find given its de­tail, its vi­brant colours and the fact it was painted dur­ing an im­por­tant pe­riod in the Cana­dian artist’s ca­reer.

“Works such as this, such de­tailed works and such vi­brant works … and from this pe­riod, dur­ing her trav­els in France in 1911, are rare and we don’t see them at auc­tion as of­ten as some of her other pe­ri­ods,” said Cow­ley.


‘Euro­pean Street Scene,’ a paint­ing by Emily Carr, was un­earthed in Cal­gary last sum­mer and is to be auc­tioned next week.

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