Canadian Fine Art
November 13 — 18, 2021
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HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.
Private Collection, Prince Edward Island
May’s early work was inspired by the Impressionists, while later landscapes show the influence of the Group of Seven. Artists from the Group were involved with both the Beaver Hall Group and of the Canadian Group of Painters, May being a co-founder of both cooperatives. A.Y. Jackson was a particular influence, and the two artists would maintain ties throughout their lives.
May has been dubbed “the Emily Carr of Montreal,” and indeed the two artists—both members of the CGP—share a similar rhythmic sense and rich palette. There is a tremendous sense of movement in this composition, as well as a clear affection for the landscape that she depicts. Form and colour unite here to produce a scene that is both simple and sublime.
Good/Very good condition.
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