0449 GMT January 25, 2022
The 1941 painting sold at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House depicts photographer Dora Maar, who served as the principal subject of his ‘Weeping Woman’ series, thecanadianpress.com reported.
The pre-auction estimate for ‘Femme au chapeau’ was $8 million to $10 million.
The Canadian highlight of the auction was the Emily Carr painting ‘Street, Alert Bay,’ which fetched $2.4 million.
It was painted in 1912 upon Carr's return from a trip to France and depicts a First Nations village in British Columbia.
A second Carr painting, ‘Spring,’ sold for $390,000 and a Lawren Harris painting consigned by American actor Steve Martin, ‘Mountain Sketch LXX,’ also sold for $390,000.