Lot 28 EDWARD JOHN HUGHES (CANADIAN, 1913-2007)
THE OLD EMPRESS FIGUREHEAD IN STANLEY PARK (FROM A FOLIO OF LINOCUTS OF VANCOUVER’S STANLEY PARK INCLUDING ARTISTS PAUL GORANSON AND ORVILLE FISHER), 1939
COLOUR LINOCUT; SIGNED, TITLED AND DATED /39 AND NUMBERED INDISTINCTLY IN AN EDITION OF 60 IN PENCIL

7.0" / 17.8cm (height) x 12.0" / 30.5cm (width)


Est. $1800/2200
Realised: $1800
Auction Date: 11/09/2017


Provenance: Private Collection, Vancouver

Literature: Ian Thom, E.J. Hughes, 2002, reproduced page 37

Note: A print of this edition is held in the Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, as “The Old Empress of Japan Figurehead, Stanley Park”, 1939.

The figurehead is from the Royal Mail Ship Empress of Japan, the trans-Pacific ocean liner of the Canadian Pacific Railway built in England, it
remained in active service until 1922.


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