Vintage Emily Carr watercolour up for auction
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.