Fine Prints & Photography Online Auction

October 06, 2016

LOT 39

Lot 39

David Lloyd Blackwood (1941- )

David Lloyd Blackwood (1941- )
Lot 39 Details
David Lloyd Blackwood (1941- ), Canadian


Etching and aquatint; signed, titled, dated 1999 and numbered 65/75 in pencil to margin
Plate 19.75" x 31.75" — 50.2 x 80.6 cm.

Estimate $2,500-$3,500

Realised: $7,440
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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David Lloyd Blackwood (1941- )
  • David Lloyd Blackwood (1941- )
  • David Lloyd Blackwood (1941- )

Edward Day Gallery, Kingston & Toronto


Katharine Lochnan, Black Ice: David Blackwood Prints of Newfoundland, 2011, p.1


Canada’s own native son of the etching process, June Visit Home offers the nostalgia of David Blackwood’s Newfoundland home. “No one has captured that spectacular landscape more brilliantly: the starkness, monumentality and the breadth of vision of the etchings continue to resonate with me just as strongly three and a half decades later” – Katharine Lochnan from Black Ice: David Blackwood Prints of Newfoundland (p. 1)

Working mostly from memory, Blackwood’s scenes evoke feelings associated with the locations he displays, a narrative storytelling articulated by simplified imagery. Once the inspiration is fully developed, Blackwood then sets to drawing the composition on a piece of paper, working one section at a time, giving his etchings full and complete renderings. There is a real sense of calm and reflection, caught through the artist’s lens in June Visit Home– an enticing outward looking perspective pairs with the delights of the summer season in full bloom, their zenith emboldened by their delicate colourful rendering of blue, orange and green. While in the background, the far off, frigid icebergs are equally making their presence known. The symmetry of this composition is also soothing with the semi-circular shapes of the rocks, forming a small pond, that complements the similarly shaped cloud formation. The beauty of the Newfoundland coast and the idyllic Canadian seascape is enchanting to behold.


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LOT 39

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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