Harold Gilman (1876-1919), British
HALIFAX HARBOUR SCENE (SKETCH FOR A MAJOR PAINTING), CIRCA 1918
Pen and black ink on paper; signed lower right
Full Sheet 11.75" x 17" — 29.8 x 43.2 cm.
This sketch was created while the artist was in Halifax in 1918. Gilman was on commission by Lord Beaverbrook to depict the Halifax Harbour. During his trips to sketch the harbour, Gilman was accompanied by the Canadian artist Arthur Lismer.
Gilman made a number of studies of Halifax Harbour and its shipping. The National Gallery of Canada holds a pen and ink drawing by Gilman of Halifax Harbour (no. 14840), executed in 1918 that is similar to the pointillist style of this lot.
Susan Gibson-Garvey, Jeffrey J. Spalding, Atlantica: the view from away, Dalhousie Art Gallery, 2004
Wyndham Lewis & Louis F. Fergusson, Harold Gilman An Appeciation, London, 1919
Ex. Coll. of Dr. Herman H. Levy, 1979;
Private Collection, Hamilton, ON