Lot 100
FREDERICK SIMPSON COBURN, R.C.A.

THE LOGGING TRAIL
oil on canvas
signed
height 21.5" x width 30.0"
height 54.6 cm x width 76.2 cm


Est. $10000/15000
Realised: $10200
Auction Date: 11/20/2017


Provenance: Private Collection, Toronto

Literature: Evelyn Lloyd Coburn, F. S. Coburn: Beyond the Landscape, The Boston Mills Press, Erin, Ontario 1996, pages 75-78.

Note: Frederick Simpson Coburn (1871-1960) was inspired to create compositions similar to The Logging Trail during moments of quiet contemplation of the view outside his Melbourne, Quebec studio window.

One winter’s day, he noticed a team of horses hauling fire wood, a familiar sight in this part of Quebec. The scene triggered an interest verging on an obsession and Coburn was to devote much of his life to painting these classic winter moments.




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