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
The Prints of Edwin Holgate, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON, 22 Oct 1989 - 20 Jan 1990, cat. no. 27
During the 1920s, Holgate journeyed to the north shore of the St. Lawrence River to paint on several occasions, including two trips to the Baie St. Paul with A.Y. Jackson in 1923 and 1924. In the spring of 1926, along with Albert Robinson, the painters ventured further along the river to La Malbaie. Writing to Clarence Gagnon in a letter dated May 7, 1926, Holgate wrote: “[…] This March I went off with Père Raquette [A.Y. Jackson] to La Malbaie—where—after two weeks we were joined by Robinson. I stayed just over three weeks—worked continuously—and came home somewhat improved and somewhat more [indistinct] in snow-painting. [...] I also got a number of drawings—one of which has developed into a wood-block already."
As an aside, Jackson earned his nickname of Père Raquette (Father Snowshoe) from Holgate, who would glide across the snowy landscapes on cross country skis, while Jackson lagged behind on unwieldy snowshoes.
Alan Klinkhoff Gallery
Very good condition.
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