Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Lawren Harris Paintings Fetch over $3 Million at Heffel Auction

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Lawren Harris Paintings Fetch over $3 Million at Heffel Auction

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3 Lawren Harris paintings fetch over $3 million

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VANCOUVER - A trio of paintings by Group of Seven member Lawren Harris brought in more than $3 million at an auction in Vancouver on Wednesday night.

The Heffel Fine Art Auction House says Harris's canvas "Laurentian Landscape" sold for almost $2.2 million, well over the pre-auction estimate of between $1.2 million and $1.6 million.

Heffel says the painting is considered to be "a foundation work for the establishment of the Group of Seven."

Oil-on-board works "Coldwell, Lake Superior" and "Mount Sampson, Maligne Lake" by Harris fetched $649,000 and $413,000 respectively.

Fellow Group of Seven member A.Y. Jackson's snow scene "Farm at St. Tite des Caps," an oil-on-canvas work, sold for $354,000.

Emily Carr's oil-on-canvas "Shoreline" fetched $708,000 and rare watercolour "Gitwangak" brought in $413,000. …

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