NORA FRANCES ELISABETH COLLYER
SIXTEEN ISLAND LAKE, P.Q. FROM SAVAGE’S MOUNTAIN, 1945
oil on panel
signed; also signed, titled and dated on the reverse
12 ins x 14 ins; 30.5 cms x 35.6 cms
Sixteen Island Lake is located in the Laurentians, north of Montreal. The lake is very near Lake Wonish where Anne Savage’s family had a cottage.
Nora Collyer met Anne while attending art classes at the Art Association of Montreal. She and Anne Savage were to share a studio for several years at 305 Beaver Hall Hill in the early 1920s and these “painting friends” as Barbara Meadowcroft described the women of Beaver Hall, would remain close for life.
This lot was painted from a vantage point near the Savage’s cottage, which Collyer would have visited often at Anne’s invitation.
Gift of the artist
By descent through the artist’s family