Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 26, 2014

LOT 109

Lot 109


Lot 109 Details


signed; titled on the reverse
14.75 ins x 21.75 ins; 37.5 cms x 55.2 cms

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $1,180
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Private Collection, Montreal


Malczewski immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1942, and quickly settled into the French-speaking community of Montreal.  A friendship between Malczewski and the Polish Consul resulted in the first Canadian exhibition of his paintings in Ottawa (1942).  In the winter of 1943, Malczewski found himself inspired by a stay in the Rocky Mountains – there creating a series that he would exhibit widely between 1944-1949. Landscapes and watercolours lay at the heart of Malczewski’s oeuvre: scenes which he often animated with life and play by means of small figures.


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LOT 109

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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