20th/21st Century Art

April 2328, 2022
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LOT 81

Lot 81

David Rousseaux-Morrice (1903-1978)

David Rousseaux-Morrice (1903-1978)
Lot 81 Details
David Rousseaux-Morrice (1903-1978), Canadian


Oil on panel; signed “D.R. Morrice” lower right, titled verso

15.75 ins x 13 ins; 40 cms x 33 cms

Estimate $600-$800

Realised: $720
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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David Rousseaux-Morrice (1903-1978)
  • David Rousseaux-Morrice (1903-1978)
  • David Rousseaux-Morrice (1903-1978)
  • David Rousseaux-Morrice (1903-1978)

Prominent Private Collection of a former museum curator, New Brunswick


“A Dictionary of Canadian Artists,” volumes 1-8 by Colin S. MacDonald, and volume 9 (online only), by Anne Newlands and Judith Parker, National Gallery of Canada / Musée des beaux-arts du Canada


David Rousseaux-Morrice was the son of Arthur A. Morrice, a Scottish textile manufacturer, and his wife of French Huguenot descent. Morrice’s uncle was Canadian artist, J.W. Morrice.

He attended Upper Canada College and the Appleby School near Toronto, then graduated from McGill University in 1924 (the year he started painting). In 1932, Morrice turned to painting full time and studied under Lilias Torrance Newton and Adam Sheriff Scott. His first one-man show consisting of 80 paintings was held at the Dominion Gallery, Toronto, in March of 1950.


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LOT 81

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