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Lot #5

Artist Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
Title Glacier Cascade, Selkirks
Hover & Zoom

Media watercolour on paper
Dated 1880 -'s
Size 3 x 4 in. / 7.6 x 10.2 cm.
Frame Size 9.75 x 10.75 x 1 in.
Sold $4,750 Estimate $900 - $1,800

Notes
ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE $1,800 - signed lower right; partial labels attached verso; framed with special glass

Reference
This rarely encountered diminutively sized painting is exceptionally detailed featuring Great Glacier and water fall along the CPR right of way in the Rogers Pass late 1880's. Bell-Smith was one of the eminent eastern Canadian artists invited by Cornelius Van Horne to create paintings of Western Canada for the CPR to promote tourism via its national rail line.

Provenance
Generously donated by Jim McLeod, Calgary


Biographical Information
Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith ~ [1846-1923] Canadian OSA, SCA, RCA
see Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith [1846-1923], by R.Boulet, A.G.G.V., 1976; N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.76; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.17 for other examples; biographies in Dict. of Canadian Artists, by C.MacDonald, Vol.1, pg.36; E.P.E.C., by R.Harper, pg.26 and Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.1, pg.27, Westbridge Pub., 1999; exhibition list in R.C.A.A., pp.28-32 and M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pp.26-28

Sold
CAD $4,750 - Paddle # 4954
Bidding History
Paddle #
Date
Amount
4954
6/13/2021 1:14:11 PM
CAD $4,750
8934
6/13/2021 1:13:42 PM
CAD $4,500
4954
6/13/2021 1:12:06 PM
CAD $4,250
8934
6/13/2021 1:11:34 PM
CAD $4,000
4954
6/13/2021 1:09:36 PM
CAD $3,750
8934
6/13/2021 1:09:36 PM
CAD $3,500
4954
6/13/2021 1:06:48 PM
CAD $3,250
8934
6/13/2021 1:06:48 PM
CAD $3,000

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