Lawren Stewart Harris




with the LSH Holdings stamp (135) on the reverse
44.75 ins x 40 ins; 113.7 cms x 101.6 cms

May 26, 2014

Estimate $400,000-$600,000

Realised: $1,150,500

“Harris had a special affection for his major canvas, Street Scene”

“He felt that while the majority of his city paintings were portraits of specific dwellings, Street Scene encapsulated a total mood of the Toronto metropolis during the early nineteen twenties. In it, he captured the grey, overcast feeling of a metropolitan morning, stark and treeless. One of Harris’s great achievements was matching a theme to a style, whether in town or in the isolation of Lake Superior (see Lot 46)…”

Paul Duval, Lawren Harris: Where the Universe Sings, Cerebrus Publishing, Canada, 2011, page 100 and page 101, reproduced in colour.

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