Item PDP00633 - Sombreness Sunlit

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Sombreness Sunlit

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Light Shining Through

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Emily Carr

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  • Parallel titles and other title information: Light Shining Through is title referenced by Provincial Archivist, Willard E. Ireland in a 1946 letter to Lawren Harris and in Harris's reply re loan. This indeed may be the original title but Sombreness Sunlit was used as early as 1961, see catalogue for Newcombe Collection exhibition and works lent by the Province of BC, 1962.
  • Statements of responsibility: Signed Emily Carr lower right front.

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  • 1933 - 1939 (Creation)

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1 painting: oil on canvas; 111.9 cm x 68.6 cm.

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Estate of the artist, Victoria, 1945

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The item consists of an oil on canvas painting titled within a wooden frame designed by Lawren Harris affixed by the executor's of Carr's estate.

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Purchased by the Government of British Columbia, Victoria, from the estate of the artist, 1945.


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This item is one of seven paintings purchased from the estate by the Province in 1945.
PDP00583, PDP00586, PDP00633, PDP00635, PDP00636, PDP02145, PDP002146.

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Archives code(s): PDP00633.

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  1. Carr Retrospective, Vancouver Art Gallery
  2. The World of Emily Carr a new exhibition of her paintings from the Newcombe Collection, Hudson's Bay Company, Victoria and Vancouver.
    1971-1972. Emily Carr: a centennial exhibition celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of her birth organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery travelling to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
    1977-1991. Various exhibitions at the Emily Carr Gallery, B.C. Archives, 1107 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC.
  3. Emily Carr: The Mature Years – Les Années de Maturité organized by Canada House, London , England travelling to Centre Culturel Canadien/Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France.
  4. Emily Carr National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
    1990-1991. The Logic of Ecstasy organized by the London Regional Art and Historical Museums (Museum London) travelling to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton and the Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax.
  5. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
  6. Three West Coast Women at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC.
    2001-2002 Emily Carr: Eccentric, Artist, Author, Genius, Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria.
    2006-2008. Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon collaboration between the Vancouver Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa travelling to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary.
  7. The Other Emily Carr. Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria.
  8. Intimate Glimpses: The Early Years of Emily Carr, Royal British Columbia Museum, Wing Sang Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

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  • Box: PDP00633