Canadian Fine Art Auction

November 23, 2015

LOT 85
MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.
  • MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.
  • MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.
  • MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.

85

MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.

THE PLATFORM

oil on masonite
signed; also signed and titled on the reverse
16 ins x 12 ins; 52.1 cms x 41.9 cms

Estimate $4,000-$5,000

Realised: $12,980
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Known for her vibrant and dynamic images of crowds and parades, The Platform depicts small clusters of figures who stand waiting to board a train. The gestural brushstrokes imbue the work with energy, a sentiment mirrored by the promise offered by the train.

While travelling to Montreal during the war years, Bobak remarked that “train travel is one of the best ways of bringing people of all races, creeds and colour together...”

Literature:

Carolyn Gossage, (ed.), Double Duty: Sketches and Diaries of Molly Lamb Bobak, Canadian War Artist, Dundurn Press, Toronto and Oxford, 1972, pages 16, 17, 49 and 63.

Provenance:

The Waddington Galleries Inc., Montreal
Private Collection, U.S.A.