Canadian Fine Art Online Auction

March 20, 2014

LOT 77
FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.
  • FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.

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FREDERIC MARLETT BELL-SMITH, O.S.A., R.C.A.

INDIAN FISHING PLATFORM

watercolour
signed; inscribed “Fraser River Near Yale” on the backing
9.5 ins x 13.25 ins; 24.1 cms x 33.7 cms

Estimate $1,500-$2,000

Realised: $1,680
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Boulet notes that the subject of fishing platforms situated above Rocky Mountain streams, as the one depicted in this lot, was a popular one for the artist. He explains: “The native peoples along the Fraser River speared their salmon and dried them on pole structures.”

Literature:

Roger Boulet, Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith (1846-1923), Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1977, pages 67-68 for closely related watercolours in the collections of the Confederation Art Centre, the London Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Windsor, reproduced.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Signed