The American and Canadian Salon

February 26March 03, 2022
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LOT 47

Lot 47


Lot 47 Details
RAFAL MALCZEWSKI (1892-1965), Polish/Canadian


Watercolour; signed lower left, titled to the nameplate, titled in the Dominion Gallery, Montreal inventory books held at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
13.5 ins x 19.5 ins; 34.3 cms x 49.5 cms

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $3,300
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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  • RAFAL MALCZEWSKI (1892-1965)
  • RAFAL MALCZEWSKI (1892-1965)
  • RAFAL MALCZEWSKI (1892-1965)

The Dominion Gallery received this work, entitled in the DG inventory books: “Wakefield on Gatineau River”, on approval directly from the artist in August 1947;
Dominion Gallery, Montreal gallery label verso backing, Inventory No. C402, according to the D.G. inventory books housed at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa;
“Given to Mr. Ivan Leger”, Montreal by the Dominion Gallery, Montreal on December 20, 1947, the consignor's great grandfather;
By descent to the consignor's great grandmother;
By descent to her daughter, mother of the consignor;
By descent to her daughter, the present Private Collection, Toronto


Born in Krakó, the artist came to Canada in 1942. By December 1942 he held his first Canadian exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.


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LOT 47

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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