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Lot 4


CHRISTOPHER PRATT, R.C.A.
PRINCE ALBERT

silkscreen, edition of 36
signed, titled, dated '74 and inscribed "Artist's Proof" in pencil in the lower margin
30 ins x 23.25 ins 76.2 cms x 59.1 cms


Provenance:
Private Collection, Toronto

Literature:
David P. Silcox and Meriké Weiler, Christopher Pratt, Prentice Hall of Canada Ltd., 1982, p. 171 for Prince Albert, reproduced.

David Silcox writes: "Between 1968 and 1974, Christopher Pratt completed six silkscreen prints based on nineteenth century Newfoundland stamps...In his eyes these stamps were beautiful objects, well designed, and part of a proud pre-Confederation heritage which he wished to salute.”

Pratt writes: “I made the ‘Stamp’ prints as souvenirs of Newfoundland: not Newfoundland as an island, its fauna and geography, but as a social, political and economic entity that has passed out of time. These early postage stamps constitute evidence of that Newfoundland.”

Estimate: $1,500–2,000


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$1,500

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