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Lot #17

Artist Molly Lamb Bobak
Title Twilight St. Andrews
Media watercolour and graphite on paper
Size 11 x 17.25 in. / 27.9 x 43.8 cm.
Frame Size 18 x 24 x 1.5 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed lower right; bears title on label verso; framed with archival mat

'One of Mum’s favourite places to go to on a road trip was Saint Andrews, a charming little town on the sea about seventy miles south of Fredericton... I knew from stories Mum had told me that when Gran came to Canada from Canterbury, England, as a young woman, she settled first in Saint Andrews... that was before she went to work as the housekeeper for Harold Mortimer-Lamb and his family.' from Last Dance in Shediac: Memories of My Mum, Molly Lamb Bobak by Anny Scoones, pub. 2015 pg.99)

private collection, Calgary

Hammer $4,000 Estimate $1,500/$2,000

Biographical Information
Molly Lamb Bobak ~ [1920-2014] Canadian RCA
see Double Duty, Sketches and Diaries of Molly Lamb Bobak, by C.Gossage, Canadian War Museum, 1992; Molly Lamb Bobak - a Retrospective, by C.Richmond, MacKenzie Art Gallery, 1993 for other examples and biography; and N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.102; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.36; exhibition list in M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.35; North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century, ed. J.Heller, pg.76, Garland Pub., 1995; biographies in MacDonald, Vol.1, pg.55 and Westbridge, Vol.1, pg.36; see website at www.bobakart.com