Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 25, 2015

LOT 88
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.

DEER ON THE HILLSIDE

watercolour
signed and dated ’52; an unfinished pencil sketch of a dock scene on the reverse
16.5 ins x 17.75 ins; 41.9 cms x 45.1 cms

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $9,440
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Literature:

Roger Boulet, The Tranquility and the Turbulence: The Life and Work of Walter J. Phillips, M.B. Loates Publishing, Markham, Ontario, 1981, pages 195 and 207 for the related watercolours Mount Rundle with Deer, 1953 and Rainbow Falls, circa 1938, reproduced in colour.

Nancy E. Green, Kate Rutherford and Toni Tomlinson, Walter J. Phillips, Pomegranate, Portland, Oregon, 2103 for an earlier colour woodcut of this subject entitled Deer on Hillside, 1948, page 95, reproduced in colour.

Provenance:

Private Collection, St. Catharines, Ontario