Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 28, 2018

LOT 65
MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.
  • MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.
  • MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.
  • MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.

65

MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.

CAFE, PARIS (WITH UMBRELLAS)

oil on board
signed and dated ‘51
31.25 ins x 23.25 ins; 79.4 cms x 59.1 cms

Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Realised: $14,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

In 1950, Molly Lamb Bobak’s (1922-2014) work came to the attention of Vatican Ambassador to the U.S., Jacques Maritain. Maritain arranged a scholarship for her which allowed her to spend time in France. Cindy Richmond writes that the visit to France “... lead to a series of paintings in the early fifties (this lot dates to 1951) which are important for the development of her mature style.”

Literature:

Cindy Richmond, Molly Lamb Bobak: A Retrospective (catalogue), Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, 1993, page 38.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Etobicoke