Adrien Hébert

MONTREAL HARBOUR, 1925

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ADRIEN HÉBERT, R.C.A.

MONTREAL HARBOUR, 1925

signed and dated
32 ins x 40 ins; 81.3 cms x 101.6 cms


May 28, 2018

Estimate $20,000-$25,000

Realised: $45,600

Record Price Realised: $45,600

The Port of Montreal was among Adrien Hébert’s (1890-1967) favourite subjects and works from the period after his return from Paris in 1924 are among his greatest achievements.

Here, Hébert uses as a backdrop the sunlit mass of a grain elevator. The building acts as a foil to the tangle of rigging on the various vessels anchored at this busy port. Solid shapes are set in contrast to the airy effects of steam and light and further contrast is established between the variety of colours and textures seen here.

Unlike many other painters of his generation who romanticized the traditional Québécois rural lifestyle, Hébert celebrated progress which he felt the port embodied. By 1923 Montreal was among the worlds largest grain-handling ports and the buildings that had been constructed to handle this volume were renowned.


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LE VIEUX PORT, MONTRÉAL, 1926

signed and dated
25 ins x 36 ins; 63.5 cms x 91.4 cms


May 28, 2018

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $15,600

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ADRIEN HEBERT, R.C.A.

SCENE DE PORT DE MONTREAL

signed and dated 1925
18 1/4 ins x 15 ins; 45.6 cms x 37.5 cms


November 22, 2010

Estimate $7,000-$9,000

Realised: $10,620

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