Old Stump, Lake Superior by Lawren Stewart Harris

Friday, November 27, 2009
Lawren Harris's Old Stump, Lake Superior sells for 3.5 Million

Winner of Canada's Second Most Costly Painting Award

Thursday's CBC news reported that Lawren Harris's, Old Stump of Lake Superior, sold for $3.5 million dollars, making it the second highest selling picture in Canadian history. Interestingly, the picture was a sketch for his painting 'North Shore of Lake Superior.'

Harris's painting St. Patrick's Street Toronto recently sold for $2.8 million, and his 'Winter in the Northern Woods' sold for $1.4 million, in 2004. Prior to that, his painting 'Baffin Island', sold for $2.5 million, in 2001 making it, at that time, the most costly of the Group of Seven paintings.

The big dollar total for Harris's works cashes in at $11.2 million dollars.
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