(n/a) Walter Joseph Phillips, RCA, ASA, CSPWC (Canadian, 1884-1963)
The Hoh-Hok Houseposts at Karlukwees signed 'W.J Phillips' (lower right) watercolour on paper laid on board 52 x 40.5cm (20 1/2 x 15 15/16in).
Provenance: Private collection, United Kingdom
Writing in Wet Paint his unpublished manuscript on watercolour technique, Phillips was taken with the village Karlukwees "...never have I seen a more delectable sketching ground....I regretted leaving the coast, and I long to return." Painted in the late 1920's, while travelling on the Pacific Coast, this watercolour would be translated into the second wood engraving in his 1930 portfolio, An Essay in Woodcuts.