FREDERICK SIMPSON COBURN, R.C.A.
Private Collection, Toronto
Evelyn Lloyd Coburn, F. S. Coburn: Beyond the Landscape, The Boston Mills Press, Erin, Ontario 1996, pages 75-78.
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.