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Figure painter, Painter, Landscape painter, b. 1884 - d. 1971

(born 1884 Montreal, Quebec; died 1971 Burnaby, British Columbia) Canadian painter. Henrietta Mabel May studied art under the tutelage of William Brymner at the Art Association of Montreal from 1909-1912. Afterwards she traveled to Paris where she became influenced by the work of the Impressionists. She was already receiving considerable attention in Canada when the National Gallery of Canada purchased one of her paintings in 1913 and another three in the years shortly afterward. In 1916 she became an associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 1920 she was one of the founding members of the Beaver Hall Group, a group of women and men that rented out studio and exhibition space together. Naming their group after the address of their rented space, the group was only in existence for 2 years; ending around 1922 due to lack of money. However the members of the Beaver Hall Group, particularly the women, remained in contact with each other beyond the group’s active years. In 1924 May painted with A.Y. Jackson, the president of their group as well as a member of the Group of Seven. Jackson proved highly influential to May’s style, seen in the bolder, brighter colors and emphasized curves of her landscapes. In 1933 May became a founding member of the Canadian Group of Painters and in 1938 she was a supervisor of children’s classes at the National Gallery of Canada. In 1950 she retired in Vancouver, where they held a retrospective of her work and a sale of 100 of her works.

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    • Henrietta Mabel May (1877/84 - 1971) Canadian
      Oct. 10, 2023

      Henrietta Mabel May (1877/84 - 1971) Canadian

      Est: $2,500 - $4,500

      Henrietta Mabel May (1877/84 - 1971) oil on canvas board, signed lower right, measures 9 x 12 and 14.5 x 17.5 inches w/ frame. Artist was a painter and educator. She was born in, and lived most of her life in, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She died in Burnaby, British Columbia, where she had lived since 1951. She has also lived and worked in Ottawa, Ontario (1938-1947). Her medium was primarily oil paint. Her subjects were landscapes, figures, village scenes, portraits, still life, harbour scenes and genre. The locations are Montreal, the Eastern Townships (Quebec), the St. Lawrence River and the Laurentians. There are also paintings from her travels in Europe. Her styles were Impressionism, Plein Air and (later) Fauvism. They were much influenced by the French Impressionists and in later years, by A.Y Jackson

      Cutler Bay Auctions
    • Henrietta Mabel May, Canadian (1884-1971), Fishing Boats at Anchor, oil on board, 12 x 16 in. (30.48 x 40.64 cm.)
      Oct. 26, 2022

      Henrietta Mabel May, Canadian (1884-1971), Fishing Boats at Anchor, oil on board, 12 x 16 in. (30.48 x 40.64 cm.)

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Henrietta Mabel May Canadian, (1884-1971) Fishing Boats at Anchor oil on board signed

      Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
    • Henrietta Mabel May (1877/84 - 1971) Canada "Winter Landscape"
      Jul. 05, 2022

      Henrietta Mabel May (1877/84 - 1971) Canada "Winter Landscape"

      Est: $3,500 - $4,500

      Henrietta Mabel May (1877/84 - 1971) Oil on board , signed , measures 10.5 " x 13.5 " , c/framed 16 " x 19"

      Cutler Bay Auctions
    • Mabel May Woodward Harbor WC Painting
      Sep. 30, 2021

      Mabel May Woodward Harbor WC Painting

      Est: $200 - $300

      Rhode Island,1877-1945 Impressionist depiction of small boats floating by a beach side dock. Woodward was a faculty member of the Rhode Island School of Design as well as a member of the Providence Art Club, Providence Watercolor Club, South County Art Association, and Ogunquit Art Association among others.

      Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
    • H. MABEL MAY (CANADIAN, 1877-1971).
      Jan. 19, 2020

      H. MABEL MAY (CANADIAN, 1877-1971).

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Double Sided Oil on Board. "Out Sketching on Sunday". Signed lower right. Titled verso. Dominion Gallery label affixed verso. From a Long Island, NY collection.

      Clarke Auction Gallery
    • H. MABEL MAY (CANADIAN, 1877-1971).
      Jan. 19, 2020

      H. MABEL MAY (CANADIAN, 1877-1971).

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Double Sided Oil on Board. "Two Friends, Laurentians, 1934". Signed lower right. Titled verso. Dominion Gallery label affixed verso. From a Long Island, NY collection.

      Clarke Auction Gallery
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., LACHINE CANAL, oil on panel; with an unfinished landscape on the reverse, 8.5 ins x 10 ins; 21.6 cms x 25.4 cms
      May. 28, 2018

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., LACHINE CANAL, oil on panel; with an unfinished landscape on the reverse, 8.5 ins x 10 ins; 21.6 cms x 25.4 cms

      Est: $7,000 - $9,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.LACHINE CANALoil on panel; with an unfinished landscape on the reversesigned 8.5 ins x 10 ins; 21.6 cms x 25.4 cms Provenance:Dominion Gallery, Montreal Private Collection, TorontoEstimate: $7,000–9,000

      Waddington's
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., THE AUTUMN, watercolour, mounted to card, 13 ins x 14 ins; 33 cms x 35.6 cms
      Nov. 20, 2017

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., THE AUTUMN, watercolour, mounted to card, 13 ins x 14 ins; 33 cms x 35.6 cms

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.THE AUTUMNwatercolour, mounted to cardsigned 13 ins x 14 ins; 33 cms x 35.6 cms Provenance:Dominion Gallery, MontrealPrivate Collection, TorontoEstimate: $4,000–6,000

      Waddington's
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., STILL LIFE WITH PINK BLOSSOMS, oil on canvas board, 20 ins x 16 ins; 40.6 cms x 50.8 cms
      Nov. 20, 2017

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., STILL LIFE WITH PINK BLOSSOMS, oil on canvas board, 20 ins x 16 ins; 40.6 cms x 50.8 cms

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.STILL LIFE WITH PINK BLOSSOMSoil on canvas boardsigned 20 ins x 16 ins; 40.6 cms x 50.8 cms Provenance:Private Collection, VancouverEstimate: $5,000–7,000

      Waddington's
    • MABEL MAY WOODWARD | Afternoon at the Playground
      Oct. 06, 2017

      MABEL MAY WOODWARD | Afternoon at the Playground

      Est: $12,000 - $18,000

      oil on canvas

      Sotheby's
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., HOUSES SET IN A ROLLING LANDSCAPE, oil on canvas board, 12 ins x 16 ins; 30.5 cms x 40.6 cms
      Sep. 21, 2017

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., HOUSES SET IN A ROLLING LANDSCAPE, oil on canvas board, 12 ins x 16 ins; 30.5 cms x 40.6 cms

      Est: $3,000 - $4,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.HOUSES SET IN A ROLLING LANDSCAPEoil on canvas boardsigned 12 ins x 16 ins; 30.5 cms x 40.6 cms Provenance:Private Collection, British ColumbiaEstimate: $3,000–4,000

      Waddington's
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., WINTER LANDSCAPE, oil on board, 16 ins x 20 ins; 40.6 cms x 50.8 cms
      Nov. 21, 2016

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., WINTER LANDSCAPE, oil on board, 16 ins x 20 ins; 40.6 cms x 50.8 cms

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.WINTER LANDSCAPEoil on boardsigned; an unfinished landscape on the reverse 16 ins x 20 ins; 40.6 cms x 50.8 cms Provenance:Private Collection, ManotickLiterature:Evelyn Walters,The Women of Beaver Hall, Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2005, page 67.Note:Despite a late start, Mabel May’s achievement was significant. According to Evelyn Walters, art critic Albert Laberge of La Presse “placed her in the highest ranks of Montreal painters and praised her powerful originality...” Over time, her work became increasingly simplified in colour. An affiliation with a religious organization may account for this as Walter’s notes: “One of its tenets was that colours had spiritual significance. It is thought that she may have avoided strong colours like black and dark red because they were deemed to have a negative effect.”Estimate: $10,000–15,000

      Waddington's
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., STORM CLOUDS - OTTAWA VALLEY, 1924, brush and ink on card, 9.5 ins x 11 ins; 24.1 cms x 27.9 cms
      Sep. 24, 2015

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., STORM CLOUDS - OTTAWA VALLEY, 1924, brush and ink on card, 9.5 ins x 11 ins; 24.1 cms x 27.9 cms

      Est: -

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.STORM CLOUDS - OTTAWA VALLEY, 1924brush and ink on card 9.5 ins x 11 ins; 24.1 cms x 27.9 cms Provenance:Private Collection, Hudson, QuebecEstimate: $1,000–1,500

      Waddington's
    • Henrietta Mabel May, Canadian (1884-1971), Columbia River, oil on board, 16 x 20 in. ( 40.6 x 50.8 cm)
      May. 06, 2015

      Henrietta Mabel May, Canadian (1884-1971), Columbia River, oil on board, 16 x 20 in. ( 40.6 x 50.8 cm)

      Est: $5,000 - $8,000

      signed lower left

      Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
    • May, Henrietta Mabel Blick vom Ufer auf zwei Eisberge. 1955. Öl auf Leinwand. 50,3 x 60,2 cm. S
      Mar. 07, 2015

      May, Henrietta Mabel Blick vom Ufer auf zwei Eisberge. 1955. Öl auf Leinwand. 50,3 x 60,2 cm. S

      Est: €2,200 - €2,500

      May, Henrietta Mabel Blick vom Ufer auf zwei Eisberge. 1955. Öl auf Leinwand. 50,3 x 60,2 cm. Signiert und datiert (in die feuchte Farbe gekratzt). - Gerahmt. Am oberen Rand mit sehr schmalem Streifen Farbverlust.

      Jeschke Jádi Auctions Berlin GmbH
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., HOUSES IN A HILLY LANDSCAPE, oil on panel, 8.5 ins x 10.5 ins; 21.6 cms x 26.7 cms
      Nov. 24, 2014

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., HOUSES IN A HILLY LANDSCAPE, oil on panel, 8.5 ins x 10.5 ins; 21.6 cms x 26.7 cms

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.HOUSES IN A HILLY LANDSCAPEoil on panelsigned; with another oil sketch on the reverse 8.5 ins x 10.5 ins; 21.6 cms x 26.7 cms Provenance:Private Collection, OntarioLiterature:Anne Savage, Henrietta Mabel May, Anne Savage Archives, File 6, #2.21, Concordia University, Montreal.Note:A founding member of both the Beaver Hall Hill Group and the Canadian Group of Painters, Henrietta Mabel May enriches the landscapes of the Eastern Townships with the brushstrokes and radiance of the French Impressionists. Houses in a Hilly Landscape is a skillful coming together of both form and rolling contours. Distinctive shapes and masses of 'scintillating' colour create a bright scene -"painted with such vigour and strength."

      Waddington's
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., THE MOTHERHOUSE, oil on panel, 8.25 ins x 10.5 ins; 21 cms x 26.7 cms
      May. 26, 2014

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., THE MOTHERHOUSE, oil on panel, 8.25 ins x 10.5 ins; 21 cms x 26.7 cms

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.THE MOTHERHOUSEoil on panelsigned; with another oil sketch of houses on the reverse 8.25 ins x 10.5 ins; 21 cms x 26.7 cms Provenance:Dominion Gallery, MontrealPrivate Collection, TorontoLiterature:Evelyn Walters, The Women of Beaver Hall: Canadian Modernist Painters, Dundurn, Toronto, 2005, page 67.Note:A charter member of the Beaver Hall Hill Group, Henrietta Mabel May spent the longest period of her artistic career in Montreal and Ottawa. The group was composed of mostly female students from the school at the Art Association of Montreal. Members painted subjects at hand: family members, friends, cityscapes and country landscapes while on summer holiday. May exhibited with the Group of Seven before becoming a founding member of the Canadian Group of Painters. The Motherhouse depicts the home of the Order of Sisters of Charity of Montreal, which was founded in 1871. Designed by the preeminent Quebec architect Victor Bourgeau, the former Motherhouse now belongs to Concordia University and was designated a National Historic Site in 2011.

      Waddington's
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., THE SUMMER PARTY, oil on board, 12 ins x 16 ins; 30.5 cms x 40.6 cms
      May. 26, 2014

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., THE SUMMER PARTY, oil on board, 12 ins x 16 ins; 30.5 cms x 40.6 cms

      Est: $12,000 - $15,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.THE SUMMER PARTYoil on boardsigned; an oil sketch of houses on the reverse 12 ins x 16 ins; 30.5 cms x 40.6 cms Literature:Evelyn Walters, The Women of Beaver Hall: Canadian Modernist Painters, Dundurn, Toronto, 2005.Note:Henrietta Mabel May received her training, like so many other noted Canadian painters of the 1920s and 1930s, under William Brymner at the Art Association of Montreal. Following this, she and fellow artist Emily Coonan undertook further studies abroad and were inspired by the works of the Impressionists. The Summer Party is a reflection of this inspiration. In the 1920s, May painted in New England, Baie St. Paul near the Lower St. Lawrence, and in Hudson, Quebec, where her family kept a cottage until the Depression. The Summer Party likely captures an afternoon in Hudson along the banks of the lower Ottawa River. In the decade that followed, May's painting became markedly darker, making The Summer Party a brilliant vestige of her early career.

      Waddington's
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., LATE WINTER, LOWER ST. LAWRENCE, oil on canvas, 22 ins x 27 ins; 55 cms x 67.5 cms
      Jun. 03, 2013

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A., LATE WINTER, LOWER ST. LAWRENCE, oil on canvas, 22 ins x 27 ins; 55 cms x 67.5 cms

      Est: $25,000 - $35,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.LATE WINTER, LOWER ST. LAWRENCE, oil on canvas; signed 22 ins x 27 ins; 55 cms x 67.5 cms Provenance: Dominion Gallery, Montreal.Wallack Galleries, Ottawa.Private Collection, Toronto.Literature: Evelyn Walters, "The Women of Beaver Hall, Canadian Modernist Painters", Toronto, 2005, pages 67 and 71.Note: Painted circa 1932.Walters notes that Henrietta Mabel May's landscape works after 1920 are "marked by the style of the Group of Seven. She painted with her friends in the Eastern Townships, New England, and Baie St. Paul in the Lower St. Lawrence area...In 1929 May received honourable mention in the National Gallery's prestigious William Arts Competition...Her mature works become increasingly more linear, rhythmical and simplified in colour."A 1939 Ottawa Citizen review of a solo exhibition of May's work at James Wilson and Co. remarks: "Miss May is interested in form and rhythm perspective rather than in the more external manifestations of nature. There is a sweep to most of her landscapes and a skilful arrangement of mass and colour. Some are somber in tone and others are bright, but all have a notable unity in conception and manage to suggest the essential nature of the scenes depicted."

      Waddington's
    • Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian
      Feb. 28, 2013

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian double-sided oil on board Gatineau Lake / Trees on a Hillside (verso) 10 x 13 3/4 inches 25.4 x 34.9 centimeters signed Provenance: de Vooght Galleries Ltd., Vancouver, 1975 Private Collection, Vancouver

      Heffel
    • Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on
      Nov. 29, 2012

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on board Autumn Trees 12 x 14 inches 30.5 x 35.6 centimeters signed Provenance:de Vooght Galleries, Vancouver, 1975 Private Collection, Vancouver

      Heffel
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.AMM, oil on canvas board; signed 16 ins x 12 ins; 40 cms x 30 cms Provenance: Private Collection, British Columbia.Note: The sitter of this portrait was Ann Scott whose great aunt was Mabel May.
      Nov. 26, 2012

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.AMM, oil on canvas board; signed 16 ins x 12 ins; 40 cms x 30 cms Provenance: Private Collection, British Columbia.Note: The sitter of this portrait was Ann Scott whose great aunt was Mabel May.

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.AMM, oil on canvas board; signed 16 ins x 12 ins; 40 cms x 30 cms $5,000-7,000Provenance: Private Collection, British Columbia.Note: The sitter of this portrait was Ann Scott whose great aunt was Mabel May.

      Waddington's
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.LAKE IN THE HILLS, LAURENTIANS, oil on panel; signed 6 ins x 8.5 ins; 15 cms x 21.3 cms Provenance: Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto.Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal.Private Collection, Toronto.Note: Painted circa 1924.
      Nov. 26, 2012

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.LAKE IN THE HILLS, LAURENTIANS, oil on panel; signed 6 ins x 8.5 ins; 15 cms x 21.3 cms Provenance: Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto.Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal.Private Collection, Toronto.Note: Painted circa 1924.

      Est: $7,000 - $9,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.LAKE IN THE HILLS, LAURENTIANS, oil on panel; signed 6 ins x 8.5 ins; 15 cms x 21.3 cms $7,000-9,000Provenance: Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto.Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal.Private Collection, Toronto.Note: Painted circa 1924.

      Waddington's
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.LANDSCAPE WITH MAPLE TREES, oil on board; signed 12 ins x 15.75 ins; 30 cms x 39.4 cms
      Nov. 26, 2012

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.LANDSCAPE WITH MAPLE TREES, oil on board; signed 12 ins x 15.75 ins; 30 cms x 39.4 cms

      Est: $12,000 - $15,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.LANDSCAPE WITH MAPLE TREES, oil on board; signed 12 ins x 15.75 ins; 30 cms x 39.4 cms $12,000-15,000

      Waddington's
    • Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian
      Nov. 22, 2012

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian

      Est: $8,000 - $10,000

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian double-sided oil on board Winding River, Que. 12 x 16 inches 30.5 x 40.6 centimeters signed and on verso signed and titled and dated 1945 on a label Provenance:Private Collection, Montreal Mabel May was a groundbreaking female artist in Montreal, and was one of the first artists to enroll in the Art Association of Montreal. She traveled in France, Holland, Belgium and England from 1912 to 1913, and her early works showed the influence of Impressionism. May was also a war artist, painting women in munitions factories in Canada for the Canadian War Memorial Fund in 1918. In 1920, she was a founding member of the Beaver Hall Group in Montreal, among whose members were other modernist women painters. May was also an educator, and in 1945 was based in Ottawa, teaching art classes at Elmwood School. This superb Quebec watercolour reveals the influence of the Group of Seven, recalling Franklin Carmichael's exceptional watercolours, such as his high views in La Cloche over Grace Lake. May shows a fine sensitivity for mass in the rhythmic layers of land, and a firm command of colour - contrasting her cool and ethereal palette of smokey blues and greens with pink, beige and touches of orange. This striking panorama also has an unfinished landscape on verso.

      Heffel
    • Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on
      Nov. 22, 2012

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on

      Est: $20,000 - $25,000

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on canvas Cottage with Clothesline 18 x 22 inches 45.7 x 55.9 centimeters Provenance:A gift from the Artist to a Private Collector, Ontario By descent within the family of the above Private Collection, Toronto For Mabel May, the Quebec countryside was a favoured subject, and her style is noted for its vigour, rhythm and bold use of colour. Her artistic development began with classes at the Art Association of Montreal, followed by a 1912 trip to Europe which brought the influence of the French Impressionists into her early work. Recognition came when the National Gallery of Canada began to collect her work in 1913, and the Canadian War Memorial Fund engaged her to paint women in munitions factories. In 1920, she became a founding member of the Beaver Hall Group. After this time, her work showed the influence of the Group of Seven, and she participated in their 1928 and 1930 to 1931 exhibitions. Her work became known internationally, most notably through the British Empire Exhibition in 1924 to 1925 and 1938's A Century of Canadian Art at the Tate Gallery in London, contributing to May's significance as a groundbreaking early twentieth century female artist in Canada. Cottage with Clothesline, with its dazzling contrast between brilliant whites and greens and the darkness of rooftops, trees and shadows, is an outstanding canvas.

      Heffel
    • Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian
      Jun. 28, 2012

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian watercolour, pencil and crayon on paper Coal and Wood Yard, Hudson 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches 21.3 x 26.7 centimeters signed and on verso titled Provenance:Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal Private Collection, Montreal

      Heffel
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A. MONTREAL, 1933, oil on panel; signed, with a sketch of a farm landscape on the reverse 8.5 ins x 10.5 ins; 21.3 cms x 26.3 cms Provenance: Dominion Gallery, Montreal.Private Collection, Ontario.Literature: Evelyn
      May. 25, 2012

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A. MONTREAL, 1933, oil on panel; signed, with a sketch of a farm landscape on the reverse 8.5 ins x 10.5 ins; 21.3 cms x 26.3 cms Provenance: Dominion Gallery, Montreal.Private Collection, Ontario.Literature: Evelyn

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A. MONTREAL, 1933, oil on panel; signed, with a sketch of a farm landscape on the reverse 8.5 ins x 10.5 ins; 21.3 cms x 26.3 cms Provenance: Dominion Gallery, Montreal.Private Collection, Ontario.Literature: Evelyn Walters, The Women of Beaver Hall: Canadian Modernist Painters, Toronto, 2005, page 67.A.K. Prakash, Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women Artists, Richmond Hill, Ontario, 2008, page 87, for a reproduction of "The Regatta" (1913-1914).Note: May's artistic training began in 1902 at the Art Association of Montreal where she studied under William Brymner. By 1913, May had already travelled France, England, Holland and Belgium to study and paint. Evelyn Walters notes of May's paintings: "It is thought that [May] avoided strong darks like black and red because they were deemed to have a negative effect." In Montreal, however, May departs from the softer, Impressionist style that dominated her early works such as "The Regatta" (1913-1914) by introducing thicker, curving brushwork and bold colouring reminiscent of the works of once Beaver Hall Group president, A.Y. Jackson. It was in 1933, the year during which this work was completed, that May participated in the founding of the influential art society, the Canadian Group of Painters.

      Waddington's
    • Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian
      May. 17, 2012

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian double-sided oil on canvas board House in the Countryside / Landscape 16 x 19 7/8 inches 40.6 x 50.5 centimeters signed Provenance:Private Collection, Ontario

      Heffel
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY1877 - 1971
      Nov. 28, 2011

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY1877 - 1971

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      BUILDINGS AT THE WATER'S EDGE signed and with another oil sketch on the reverse oil on panel 16 by 22.2 cm. 6¼ by 8¾ in.

      Sotheby's
    • Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on panel Hudson Heights, Early Evening
      May. 26, 2011

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on panel Hudson Heights, Early Evening

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on panel Hudson Heights, Early Evening 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches 16.5 x 21.6 centimeters signed and on verso signed, titled and dated 1919 on the artist's label Provenance:Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal Private Collection, Vancouver

      Heffel
    • Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on board Cloxinias
      May. 26, 2011

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on board Cloxinias

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on board Cloxinias 14 x 16 inches 35.6 x 40.6 centimeters signed and on verso titled on the gallery label Provenance:Dominion Gallery, Montreal Private Collection, Vancouver

      Heffel
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY 1884 - 1971
      May. 26, 2011

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY 1884 - 1971

      Est: $12,000 - $18,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY 1884 - 1971 AUTUMN signed lower right H. MABEL MAY; titled on a label on the reverse watercolour, mounted on board 33.1 by 35.7 cm. 13 1/8 by 14 1/8 in.

      Sotheby's
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY 1884 - 1971
      May. 26, 2011

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY 1884 - 1971

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY 1884 - 1971 THE MOTHER HOUSE signed lower right H. MABEL MAY ; titled on a gallery label on the frame and with a painting of houses and fence on the reverse oil on panel 20.6 by 26.7 cm. 8 ¼ by 10 ½ in.

      Sotheby's
    • Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP Canadian
      Dec. 08, 2010

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP Canadian

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP Canadian (1884-1977) STILL LIFE porcelain plate signed 12 5/8 in. d. (32 cm.) plate is Limoges

      Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.ROAD ON THE MOUNTAIN
      Nov. 22, 2010

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.ROAD ON THE MOUNTAIN

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY, A.R.C.A.ROAD ON THE MOUNTAIN, oil on canvas, signed22 ins x 27 ins; 55 cms x 67.5 cmsProvenance: Dominion Gallery, Montreal.

      Waddington's
    • HENRIETTA MABEL MAY 1877 - 1971
      Jun. 02, 2010

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY 1877 - 1971

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      HENRIETTA MABEL MAY 1877 - 1971 EARLY SPRING - ST. LAWRENCE RIVER FROM LOWER LACHINE ROAD signed lower left H. MABEL MAY ; signed, titled and dated 1930 on a label on the reverse oil on panel 21.6 by 24. 1 cm. 8 ½ by 10 ½ in.

      Sotheby's
    • Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on
      May. 29, 2010

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on board Grey Landscape 8 1/2 x 10 inches 21.6 x 25.4 centimeters signed and on verso titled on a gallery label Provenance:Private Collection, Toronto

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    • Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on
      May. 26, 2010

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on

      Est: $9,000 - $12,000

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on board Lighthouse, St. Helen's Island, Montreal 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches 27.3 x 34.9 centimeters signed and on verso signed, titled and dated 1932 on a label Provenance:Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal Private Collection, Toronto

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    • Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on
      May. 26, 2010

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on

      Est: $30,000 - $40,000

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on canvas Late Winter, Lower St. Lawrence 22 x 27 inches 55.9 x 68.6 centimeters signed and on verso titled on a gallery label Provenance:Dominion Gallery, Montreal Wallack Galleries, Ottawa Kaspar Gallery, Toronto Private Collection, Vancouver Initially, Mabel May's painting was influenced by the Impressionist works she saw while traveling in Europe. However, inspired by the Group of Seven's landscape paintings, May's interests shifted, and following 1925 the majority of her works were of Canada's beloved natural backdrop. In 1924, May began painting with Clarence Gagnon, Edwin Holgate and A.Y. Jackson in the Baie-Saint-Paul region of Quebec. The effect of the Group is undeniable in Late Winter, Lower St. Lawrence. May's choice of palette is evocative of Lawren Harris and Frederick Varley's Arctic paintings, and her sense of rhythm is reminiscent of A.Y. Jackson's rolling hills. May's use of a bolder palette marked a departure from the softer hues that she used in her early impressionistic works, with exquisite shades of blue ranging from turquoise to cobalt. The reflection of the mountains in the calm water deftly captures the stillness, and one can sense the sublime feeling that the artist must have felt while experiencing this late winter day on the St. Lawrence.

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    • Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on
      May. 26, 2010

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on

      Est: $45,000 - $65,000

      Henrietta Mabel May 1877 - 1971 Canadian oil on canvas Entrance to the Garden 22 x 18 inches 55.9 x 45.7 centimeters signed Literature:Paul Duval, Canadian Impressionism, 1990, page 104 Provenance:A gift from the Artist (who was the present owner's great-aunt) to the present owner's mother By descent to the present Private Collection, Ontario Following her studies under William Brymner at the Art Association of Montreal, in 1912 Mabel May journeyed to Europe, spending time in France, Belgium and Holland. While traveling, May found her inspiration in the canvases of the French Impressionists. Paul Duval writes, "For a decade after her return to Montreal, May's canvases exhibited a sensitive, even tender, Impressionist style, executed with a confident and relaxed technique," as demonstrated in Entrance to the Garden. This beautiful canvas depicts a mother and two girls, softly bathed in light, entering a garden. The mother's white dress gently billows in the wind, while just outside the gate another mother and daughter wait. May has captured them at the exact moment when they peer into the garden to gaze upon the flora. This delightful painting demonstrates her interest in integrating her subject into the natural environment. It was not until 1925 that May started to focus specifically on landscape painting, rather than people, under the influence of the Group of Seven.

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    • Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian
      Apr. 13, 2010

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian

      Est: $7,000 - $10,000

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian (1884-1971) LATE AFTERNOON GLOW-VANCOUVER oil on canvas on board signed and dated Dec. 29, 1964 12 x 16 in. Written on back: "From my window, Dec. 29, 1964, more snow fell in one night than Vancouver had ever experienced in any winter." From the Estate of Clarence Saba

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    • Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian
      Apr. 13, 2010

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian

      Est: $20,000 - $25,000

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian (1884-1971) LOST LAGOON-STANLEY PARK oil on board signed, c. 1950 12 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. Gallery of the Golden Key, Vancouver; From the Estate of Clarence Saba

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    • Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian
      Apr. 13, 2010

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian

      Est: $12,000 - $15,000

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian (1884-1971) THE LANDING-LONG ISLAND oil on board signed and dated 1919 8 3/8 x 11 in. Gallery of the Golden Key, Vancouver; From the Estate of Clarence Saba

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    • Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian
      Apr. 13, 2010

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian

      Est: $20,000 - $25,000

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian (1884-1971) Hudson Heights near Montreal oil on board signed and dated 1914 16 x 20 in. From the Estate of Clarence Saba

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    • Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian
      Apr. 13, 2010

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian

      Est: $50,000 - $70,000

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian (1884-1971) UNTITLED-HOUSES IN A LANDSCAPE oil on canvas signed 22 x 27 in. From the Estate of Clarence Saba

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    • Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian
      Apr. 13, 2010

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian

      Est: $25,000 - $35,000

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian (1884-1971) LAURENTIANS NEAR TREMBLANT oil on panel signed and dated 1915 10 3/8 x 14 in. From the Estate of Clarence Saba

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    • Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian
      Apr. 13, 2010

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian

      Est: $4,000 - $8,000

      Henrietta Mabel May, ARCA, CGP, RPS, FCA Canadian (1884-1971) THE BOATHOUSE oil on canvas unsigned 12 x 16 in. From the Estate of Clarence Saba

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