Canadian Fine Art
May 29 — June 03, 2021
Auction begins to close at 8:00 pm ET
DORIS JEAN MCCARTHY, O.S.A., R.C.A.
Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON
Private Collection, Ontario
After her retirement, Doris McCarthy took up travelling with a new zeal. She would often return to her favourite spots, including Alaska, which she visited four times in pursuit of inspiration. McCarthy would take cruises around the region, sketching and recording the passing landscape from her berth. McCarthy’s central aim was to capture glaciers and icebergs in the warmer months, though this charming scene evidently turned her head away from icier subjects. McCarthy disembarked in the town of Haines, where she was able to spend some time faithfully recording the ridgeline. The sea level perspective puts the viewer at the foot of these majestic mountains, right at the edge of the sea. A red fishing boat at harbor is cleverly included to show the scale of the mountains that loom over the small town.
The work is in excellent condition with no visible issues to report. Please note this work has not been examined out of the frame.
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