Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 25, 2015

LOT 24
FLORENCE CARLYLE, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • FLORENCE CARLYLE, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • FLORENCE CARLYLE, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.

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FLORENCE CARLYLE, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.

UNTITLED - PEELING POTATOES

oil on panel, laid down on masonite
signed
12.25 ins x 9.75 ins; 31.1 cms x 24.8 cms

Estimate $7,000-$9,000

Realised: $7,080
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Like many women of her era, Carlyle painted what she knew best, the so-called “spaces of femininity” where women engaged in quotidian household tasks or partook in social events.

However, unlike many women painters of her day, Carlyle was not a hobby painter but an accomplished professional artist and in 1897 was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy as an Associate Member.

Literature:

Evelyn de Rostaing McMann, The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts: Exhibitions and Members, 1880-1979, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1981, page 62, cat.no.31 for Peeling Potatoes listed.

Susan Butlin, The Practice of Her Profession, Florence Carlyle: Canadian Painter in the Age of Impressionism, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Kingston & Montreal, 2009, page xviii.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Kingston