Canadian Art

March 27 — April 01, 2021
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LOT 7

Lot 7

DAVID ALEXANDER COLVILLE, R.C.A.

DAVID ALEXANDER COLVILLE, R.C.A.
Lot 7 Details
DAVID ALEXANDER COLVILLE, R.C.A.

A BOOK OF HOURS, LABOURS OF THE MONTH

one serigraph and twelve facsmiles;
the serigraph Hotel Maid, signed, titled, dated 1978 and numbered 11/75 in pencil in the lower margin; twelve facsimiles of the paintings from “A Book of Hours, Labours of the Month,” each individually matted and framed, published by the Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto and Fischer Fine Art Limited, London, 1979

Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Realised: $9,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Important:

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Note:

Colville writes about the genesis of the Book of Hours project in a forward for the original presentation album: “In 1971, someone suggested that I do a series of paintings for reproduction in a desk diary. I decided that I would like to do twelve little paintings - one for each month. I wanted to continue the medieval tradition of Books of Hours and Labours of the Months... At the beginning of the project I decided upon a geometric system which would govern the forms of each of the twelve works and so give them a kind of unity... The original serigraph, Hotel Maid, was also designed (using the same system and) was executed in the hand-cut film technique and printed on acid free rag board. As usual I did all of this myself in my studio.”

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