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Rita Mount

(18881967 ) - Artworks
MOUNT Rita Fishing Village, Gaspe

Heffel /Jan 27, 2011
1,176.90 - 1,618.24
1,114.13

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Rita Mount - L'anse-à-beaufils, Gaspé

Rita Mount - L'anse-à-beaufils, Gaspé

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Lot number: 73
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RITA MOUNT (CANADIAN, 1888-1967) L'ANSE-À-BEAUFILS, GASPÉ OIL ON CANVAS, LAID DOWN ON BOARD; SIGNED LOWER LEFT; TITLED TO OLD LABEL VERSO 9" x 11" — 22.9 x 27.9 cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Montreal Note: Extensively trained in both Montreal and Paris, Rita Mount travelled across North America questing for landscapes to paint. She first visited the west – Banff, Victoria, British Columbia and Wyoming – in the early 1930s. Following these travels, she ventured eastward – sketching and painting in Nova Scotia, Quebec, and in the Gaspé region wherein this painting is set. A small, coastal village, L'Anse-à-Beaufils is rumoured to have been named after a French noble who lived in the area during the time of colonization. The warm atmosphere of the small fishing harbour is exquisitely fashioned by Mount. Angular mast poles, rigging and sails, reflect back, softened by the water. The muted blue is punctuated by vivacious red and turquoise in Mount’’s signature melding of Impressionistic brushstrokes and Decorative Realism.
Rita Mount - Village De L'anse-aux-gascons, Gasp�, Que.

Rita Mount - Village De L'anse-aux-gascons, Gasp�, Que.

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Lot number: 128
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Lot # 128 Rita Mount ARCA 1888 - 1967 Canadian Village de L'Anse-aux-Gascons, Gasp�, Que. oil on canvas signed 24 x 32 in 61 x 81.3cm Provenance: Continental Galleries, Montreal The PSBGM Cultural Heritage Foundation Exhibited: Art Association of Montreal, Spring Exhibition, 1945 Rita Mount was an anglophone Montreal artist known for her Quebec landscape painting, particularly seascapes of the Gasp� coast. This is a remarkably atmospheric work, with its gorgeous green and blue water and the small, informal harbour with sailboats pulled up on the shore. Mount's soft brush-strokes, pastel tones and sensitive treatment of light is reminiscent of the French Impressionists' treatment of coastal France, but with a brilliant, clear light that reflects the uniqueness of Canadian atmosphere.
Rita Mount - Late Afternoon, Glace Bay

Rita Mount - Late Afternoon, Glace Bay

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Lot number: 14
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LOT 14 RITA MOUNT, A.R.C.A. LATE AFTERNOON, GLACE BAY, oil on canvas, signed 24" x 32"; 60 cm x 80 cm Auction Estimate: $5000 / $7000 Provenance: The Fine Art Galleries, T. Eaton Company Limited, Toronto. Private Collection, New Brunswick. Exhibited: 54th Spring Exhibition, Art Association of Montreal, 1937, no.210. 66th Annual Exhibition, Ontario Society of Artists, 1938. Literature: “Painter Finds Gaspe A Fruitful Area”, The Montreal Gazette, Saturday, April 8, 1939, reproduced. “As a painter Miss Mount’’’’s work is marked by a good sense of picturesque design, fluent brushwork and clean color (sic)” notes an April, 1939 Montreal Gazette article dedicated to the artist and her work. The article includes a reproduction of Late Afternoon, Glace Bay (credited as Glace Bay Harbour, C.B.) and credits the canvas as “a typical example of the port and cove scenes which interest this Montreal painter. Lost in the reproduction are the subtle qualities which mark the buildings on the high land above the waterside houses – in the original canvas a lovely blue against a golden sky. The boats in the foreground are part of the sword-fishing fleet that platforms at the end of the bowsprits from which the harpoons are being clearly shown. The craft are engine-driven, the function of the mast apart from its normal use should mechanical power fail, being to serve as a look-out in spotting the quarry at sea. This canvas was painted by Miss Mount while in Cape Breton”.
Rita Mount - Fishing Village, Gaspe

Rita Mount - Fishing Village, Gaspe

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Lot number: 204
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Lot # 204 Rita Mount ARCA 1888 - 1967 Canadian Fishing Village, Gaspe oil on board signed and on verso signed 6 x 8 in 15.2 x 20.3cm Provenance: Winchester Galleries, Victoria Private Collection, Vancouver Estimate: $1,600 ~ $2,200 CAD Preview at: Heffel Fine Art Auction House Vancouver
Rita Mount - Fleeting Clouds, Port Daniel

Rita Mount - Fleeting Clouds, Port Daniel

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Lot number: 145
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Lot # 145 Rita Mount ARCA 1888 - 1967 Canadian Fleeting Clouds, Port Daniel oil on canvas signed and on verso titled on a label and titled "Fleeting Clouds"on the Dominion Gallery label 30 1/4 x 34 1/4 in 76.8 x 87cm Provenance: Dominion Gallery, Montreal Sold sale of Canadian Art, Joyner Fine Art, December 4, 2001, lot93 Private Collection, Toronto Rita Mount was an anglophone Montreal artist known for her Quebeclandscape painting, particularly seascapes. Mount's art educationincluded studies in Paris at the Cercle international desbeaux-arts and Atelier Delécluze, and at the Art Association ofMontreal with William Brymner, as well as at the Art StudentsLeague in New York with Frank Vincent Dumond. Following this, shereturned to Montreal, establishing a studio there. She wasattracted to the ambiance of Quebec's Gaspé coast and painted fineseascapes there, such as Fleeting Clouds, Port Daniel; the port islocated on the Gaspé's south shore. This evocative work with itssoft, pastel treatment of sky and water is reminiscent of FrenchImpressionist handling of subjects such as Brittany, but is paintedwith a bright, light-filled palette that reflects the uniqueness ofthe Canadian atmosphere. Mount's work was carried by important early dealers includingWatson Art Galleries in Montreal. She exhibited in Canada as wellas internationally, in shows such as the British Empire OverseasExhibition and the New York World's Fair in 1939.
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