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Lot #218

Artist Rita Letendre
Title Espoir
Media mixed media on paper
Dated 2004
Size 10 x 14 in. / 25.4 x 35.6 cm.
Frame Size 17.5 x 21.25 x 0.75 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed, titled and dated along bottom; bears title on gallery label verso; framed with archival mat

Winchester Galleries, Victoria, label verso; private collection, British Columbia

Hammer $900 Estimate $800/$1,000

Biographical Information
Rita Letendre ~ [b.1929] Canadian RCA
see Rita Letendre, The Montreal Years 1953-1963, by S.Paikowsky, Concordia Art Gallery, 1989; Les Elements, by H.Asselin, Editions Simon Blais, 2001; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.242; By a Lady, by M. Tippett, pg.121, Penguin Books, 1992; 1975-76 The Canadian Canvas, by Time Canada Ltd., 1975; biographies in Benezit, Tome 6, pg.620; MacDonald, Vol.3, pg.820; Westbridge, Vol.2, pg.119; see also North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century, ed. J.Heller, pg.336, Garland Pub., 1995; exhibition lists in R.C.A.A., pg.239 and M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.224