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Lot #47

Artist Maurice Galbraith Cullen
Title Mount Girard Near Banff
Media oil on wood board
Size 8.5 x 6 in. / 21.6 x 15.2 cm.
Frame Size 15.25 x 13 x 1.5 in.

signed with initials lower right; bears title and date on exhibition and gallery labels verso; framed

Exquisite Passage, Whyte Museum, Banff, 1993 exhibition label verso; bears inscription 'given by Cullen to Mr. and Mrs. J. Beattie [his neighbours in Chambly, Quebec as a wedding gift in 1934] on gallery label verso; the artist travelled to Banff in 1930 with his wife and William Watson; he exhibited two larger canvases, Mount Norquay from Echo River and Mount Norquay with the RCA in 1930; this appears to be a preliminary sketch for the two paintings; it is also likely this painting exhibited at the Watson Exhibition in 1931)

Masters Gallery, Calgary label verso; from the Estate of Dr. Joan Snyder, a prominent Calgary philanthropist; proceeds from this work will help fulfill Joan's wishes to support the University of Calgary. To read more about Dr. Joan Snyder, visit the University of Calgary's Memoriam

Sold $4,973 Estimate $6,000/$8,000

Biographical Information
Maurice Galbraith Cullen ~ [1866-1934] Canadian CAC, RCA
see Maurice Cullen by W.Watson, Ryerson Press; Maurice Cullen by T.R. MacDonald, Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1956; Maurice Cullen 1866-1934, by S.Antoniou, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1982; Maurice Cullen and His Circle, by C.Parson, NGC, 2006; other examples in N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.234; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.93; biography in E.P.E.C., by R.Harper, pg. 80; exhibition lists in R.C.A.A., pg. 88 and M.M.F.A., pg.87 by E.McMann; biographies in MacDonald, Vol.1, pg.157; Robson, pg.71