Canadian Fine Art

November 18, 2019

LOT 16
WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS, R.C.A.
  • WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS, R.C.A.
  • WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS, R.C.A.
  • WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS, R.C.A.
  • WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS, R.C.A.

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WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS, R.C.A.

KARLUKWEES B.C., 1929

woodcut, printed in colours
signed to the plate and signed, titled, and numbered 99/100 in pencil to lower margin
image 10.25 ins x 12.25 ins; 26 cms x 31.1 cms

Estimate $35,000-$50,000

Realised: $66,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Phillips writes, "Karlukwees provided many subjects for painting. In fact, never have I seen a more delectable sketching ground. We had penetrated an arm of the sea, the open sea seemed far away, for it flowed only in narrow channels, between an immense number of islands. I regretted leaving the coast and I long to return."

This colour woodcut was awarded a gold medal by the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston in 1929.

Literature:

Roger Boulet, Walter J. Phillips: The Complete Graphic Works, Loates Publishing Limited, 1981, reproduced page 319.

Provenance:

From the Collection of Frederick H. Brigden