Media wood engraving on paper
Size 6 x 4.25 in. / 15.2 x 10.8 cm.
Frame Size 13.5 x 11.75 x 1 in.
Sold $3,000 Estimate $1,750 - $3,500
ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE $3,500 - signed along bottom; framed with archival mat
Scott WE#50; MBL #193A first state, ed: unknown; commissioned by the C.P.R.; the first state has low clouds above the mountain while the second state has many of the clouds taken away to produce a less ominous effect; the Banff Springs Hotel reproduced the print on several occasions for various publicity purposes including a menu cover.
Generously donated by an anonymous supporter of the Whyte Museum
Walter Joseph Phillips ~ [1884-1963] Canadian ASA, CPE, CSPWC, MSA, RCA
see Walter J. Phillips, by D.Scott [Scott#], Ryerson Press, 1947; Walter J. Phillips, A Selection of His Works and Thoughts, by M.Gribbon, N.G.C., 1978; The Tranquility and the Turbulence: The Life and Works of Walter J. Phillips, by R.Boulet [MBL#], Loates Publishing, 1981; Phillips in Print, ed. M.Tippett, Manitoba Records Soc., 1982; N.G.C. Vol.III, by R.Hubbard, pg.247; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.365; website can be found at www.sharecom.ca/phillips/