Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 25, 2015

LOT 142
DANIEL PRICE ERICHSEN BROWN
  • DANIEL PRICE ERICHSEN BROWN
  • DANIEL PRICE ERICHSEN BROWN

142

DANIEL PRICE ERICHSEN BROWN

ON THE FENCE, 1963

egg tempera on board
signed and dated /63
18 ins x 26 ins; 45.7 cms x 66 cms

Estimate $6,000-$8,000

Realised: $7,080
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Brown enrolled at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick in 1958.  It was there that he was introduced to the process of egg tempera painting – following in the footsteps of the likes of Tom Forrestall, who attended the school from 1954 to 1958.  Working on a board prepared with gesso, Brown skillfully crafts scenes in High-Realism.  The theme of this lot is one which the artist returns to frequently: that of the inhabited landscape.  A young boy perches atop a split-rail fence, surveying the vista ahead. There is an intensity of feeling that leaves the viewer curious to know what has piqued his interest.

In a letter from Pearl Vaughan, Administrator of the CIL Art Program, to the artist dated November 24th, 1987, Vaughan describes this work as, “a valued part of the CIL traveling collection for over 24 years. It has been displayed in over 200 exhibitions across Canada and in some U.S. centres.”

Provenance:

Canadian Industries Limited (CIL), North York

Exhibited:

D.P. Brown: Twenty Years, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, 1985.

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Signed