March 7, 1917
The asking prices of seven of my artist colleagues for their works in the upcoming 45th OSA Spring Exhibition opening two days from now, on March 9, 1917
My paintings are still in the Shack with no asking price. That’s fine by me but I do find it rather brazen to ask a half year’s wages for a painting during wartime.
34. Sunlight $600
Lawren Harris (Camp Borden)
58. Decorative Landscape $600
AY Jackson (Overseas)
60. The Cedar Swamp $300
69. Spring Song in the North $600
Arthur Lismer (Halifax)
84. Georgian Bay, Spring $500
88. Wilds Ducks $600
128. Squally Weather, Georgian Bay $500
3 thoughts on “March 7, 1917 Seven Asking Prices”
This is so inreresting. I noticed in an eatlier posting thatThomson sold one for $300, a lot for that time period.
$300 in 1916 is equivalent to almost $6900 in 2016.
Exactly… I had guessed it would be much higher and closer to $30,000 if not $50K if it was a half of a year’s salary. The price of a canvas has not gone up much in a century.