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Anna Holmes highlights Helen McNicoll The Chintz Sofa
To be offered Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 pm (EST)

The Live Auction of Artwork from An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art – Part III includes a superb selection of paintings by remarkable Canadian female painters, including The Chintz Sofa by Helen McNicoll, an impressionist painter and one of Canada’s most notable female artists. This well-known work has been exhibited extensively internationally for over a century, most recently in the 2023 exhibition, Cassatt‒McNicoll: Impressionists Between Worlds at the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

Emily Carr, Nirvana, circa 1930 is a well-known work by the artist. This fourth and final major work by Carr from the celebrated private collection relates to a 1912 watercolour currently in the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, as well as a 1930 canvas in another prominent private collection. 

Rare artworks by Charlotte Schreiber and Laura Muntz are also included in this Private Collection of Canadian Art, specifically Don’t Be Afraidby Charlotte Schreiber. This work was exhibited with the Ontario Society of Artists in May 1878 and the small study for this work is also included in the offerings.

This is an incredible opportunity to acquire an important historical Canadian artwork by these renowned female artists, and it is our privilege to continue to introduce these artworks to the market ahead of the December 6th auction.