James Edward Hervey (J.E.H.) MacDonald

Canadian (1873 - 1932)

James Edward Hervey (J.E.H.) MacDonald was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, James Edward Hervey (J.E.H.) MacDonald's estimated art value is C$80,000 (*)

James Edward Hervey (J.E.H.) MacDonald's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$10,000 - C$1,000,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to James Edward Hervey (J.E.H.) MacDonald (1873-1932) was C$977,500 - paid for "Lake O'Hara and Cathedral Mountain, Rockies" at Heffel in Vancouver on Thu, Nov 24, 2005.
ArtValue.ca has 332 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$10,000 to C$1,000,000.

Heffel Auction House Biography and Notes

Early Autumn, Montreal River, Algoma is a delightful and joyous bouquet of colour. Related closely to several of J.E.H. MacDonald's masterworks such as October Shower Gleam and The Solemn Land, this work comes from the second boxcar trip arranged by Lawren Harris into Algoma country. Harris, after his discharge from the army in 1918, had traveled to Manitoulin Island with James MacCallum on a respite to aid in his recovery. Not finding the scenery to his liking, Harris suggested a side trip on the Algoma Central Railway to find more appealing views. It was on this side trip that he first encountered Algoma and the inspiration for the boxcar trips came. Harris organized the first boxcar excursion in the fall of that year and included Frank Johnston and MacDonald - whom he had to urge, as MacDonald was also recovering from recent illnesses. A third trip, the second of the boxcar expeditions, saw the inclusion of A.Y. Jackson, who had just returned from France, and took place in September of 1919. Jackson describes the scenery as vivid with changing hues: "The colour is disappearing very fast. The reds were gorgeous when we first came, but now it is all orange and yellow." This striking work comes from that trip, and if we can take Jackson's writing literally, it comes from early in the trip, as the reds are indeed gorgeous.

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