Canadian Art Select: Canadians at Home and Abroad

September 21 - 26, 2019

Online Auction
LOT 58
EDWARD JOHN HUGHES, R.C.A.; ROBERT AMOS
  • EDWARD JOHN HUGHES, R.C.A.; ROBERT AMOS
  • EDWARD JOHN HUGHES, R.C.A.; ROBERT AMOS
  • EDWARD JOHN HUGHES, R.C.A.; ROBERT AMOS
  • EDWARD JOHN HUGHES, R.C.A.; ROBERT AMOS
  • EDWARD JOHN HUGHES, R.C.A.; ROBERT AMOS
  • EDWARD JOHN HUGHES, R.C.A.; ROBERT AMOS

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EDWARD JOHN HUGHES, R.C.A.; ROBERT AMOS

IN A CABIN AT RIVERS INLET (SELF-PORTRAIT); TOGETHER WITH E.J. HUGHES IN HIS STUDIO, 1996 & 2004

pencil on paper; mixed media photo collage
the first signed; the second signed, titled and dated 2007 on pencil to the margin
9 ins x 12 ins; 22.9 cms x 30.5 cms; 10.25 ins x 14 ins; 26 cms x 35.6 cms

Estimate $1,400-$1,800

Realised: $4,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

This self-portrait by E.J. Hughes was done at Rivers Inlet on the BC coast. Artist Paul Goranson, with whom Hughes collaborated on murals, invited him there to work on his family's fishboats, with the goal to earn money to paint. As Thom writes "For Hughes, this experience with boats and working within the marine landscape was of singular importance, planting the seed for much of his later work."

Literature:

Doris Shadbolt, E.J. Hughes, Vancouver Art Gallery, 1967, frontispiece with a photograph of E.J. Hughes
Ian M. Thom, E.J. Hughes, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2002, page 45, a self-portrait oil on canvas entitled "The Painter in his Studio" reproduced page 6

Provenance:

Masters Gallery, Calgary
Private Collection, Vancouver