La Malbaie, 1927
wood engraving on japan paper
18.2 x 13.6 cm; block: 10.1 x 10.8 cm
National Gallery of Canada (no. 3547)
© Estate of Edwin Holgate, Jonathan Rittenhouse, executor
In the 1920s Edwin Holgate emerged as one of Canada's finest printmakers. By the end of the decade, Schaefer was equalling Holgate's technical expertise. Yet when the two chose the same kind of subject, the more experienced Holgate was able to create more complex and varied compositions.