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Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
1846 - 1923
MOUNTAINS WITH MIST AND GLACIERS
Estimate
7,00010,000
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121
Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
1846 - 1923
MOUNTAINS WITH MIST AND GLACIERS
Estimate
7,00010,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
1846 - 1923
MOUNTAINS WITH MIST AND GLACIERS

Provenance

Private Collection, Ottawa

Literature

Roger Boulet, Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith (1846 - 1923), Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, 1977, p. 47.

Catalogue Note

Bell-Smith identified the Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia as one of his favourite sketching locations. He was an artist from a period that extolled the painting of atmospheric effects. Boulet writes:

 In 1888, when the first Rocky Mountain subjects are exhibited, there are many 'cloud effects'...and 'morning mists.' Such titles are very common, and in most cases the paintings are so evocative as to render titles unnecessary. Yet they convey the artist's concern for light and for atmosphere, that concern shared by most artists of that time.

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