Canadian Fine Art
November 13 — 18, 2021
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET
EDWIN HEADLEY HOLGATE, R.C.A.
Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, Montreal, QC;
Private Collection, Ontario
Rosemarie Tovell, writing in her 2005 publication, Edwin Holgate, designates "Nude by a Lake" as "Holgate's most majestic wood engraving." She adds that "the masterful execution of this print and the monumental quality of the nude make it one of Holgate's most striking images."
It appears that Holgate himself was particularly pleased with this composition, pricing it above his other wood engravings in his 1933 show, Exhibition of Paintings and Wood-cuts by Edwin H. Holgate—selling it for the sum of $10.
The printing block for this image is held by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Rosemarie Tovell, "’Crisp Whites and Rich Black': The Wood Engravings," Edwin Holgate, (The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: Montreal, 2005), 68.
“Nude by a Lake,” blog entry May 10, 2018.
Very good condition.
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