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View of the Century

View of the Century


Not For Sale

Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
We also offer an installment payment program and art installation services: contact us for more details.
About the Artwork

The views from Abbott Pass Hut (2526m) on the Great Divide between Yoho and Banff National Parks are spellbinding, as is the hut itself - a stout stone hut built in 1922 by the Swiss guides. Its century old walls are steeped in climbing history, stories of adventure, challenge and friendship. We were fortunate to spend 3 nights there several years ago, weathering an autumn storm in blissful isolation in the highest habitable structure in Canada at the time. The storm howled in as we arrived at the hut, but we enjoyed a brief moment of light on the Yoho peaks before snow battered the old paned windows - beginning a 3 day blizzard. Varnished wood casings held a couple of vintage Coleman lanterns, guide books, maps, candle stubs and bits of gear, but for the purposes of this painting I included only a single lantern so as not to distract from the mountainscape beyond the glass. I started this painting as my personal celebration of Abbott Pass Hut's 100th birthday this year, and finished at the sad news that the iconic hut is to be dismantled due to climate change induced ground failure. A once in a lifetime experience.

Technique:Watercolour on 300lb Arches
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Framed Size:51.5in x 33in
Unframed Size:38.5in x 20in
Weight:25.4lbs (estimated)
Shipping & Purchase
Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
Standard shipping is via Canada Post ground. Typically, packages sent within Canada are received in 5-12 days. For expedited shipping, please contact us for a quote.
A payment program is available with three equal installments- we can work together to support artists and your budget! Contact us for details.

Jennifer Annesley, SFCA

Edmonton, Alberta

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