DAVID BROWN MILNE
Private Collection, Toronto
David Milne Jr. and David P. Silcox, David B. Milne: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume 2: 1929-1953, 1998, page 747-748, no.403.13, for the watercolour on which this drypoint is based.
Rosemarie L. Tovell, Reflections in a Quiet Pool: The Prints of David Milne, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1980, page 185, and page 178, plate 78, for Still Water and Fish, reproduced in colour.
Government of Canada (Department of Citizenship and Immigration), The Arts in Canada, Ottawa, 1958, page 90, for Still Water and Fish, reproduced in colour.
According to Rosemarie Tovell, this drypoint would have been made at Uxbridge and pulled between January and April 1941. It is an example of David Milne rag-wiping his plates to get a softer effect, not unlike the effect one might aim for in a watercolour painting (see literature notes for the watercolour by Milne that inspired this work ).